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August 1991. Vol. 5, No. 1 

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President, Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 

Alumnae Association OfHcers 

Barbara Knisely Roberts 73, President 

Emily Dcthloff Ryan '63, Vice President 

Cynthia Knight Weir '68, Chair, Admissions Committee 

Susan Johnson High '62, Chair, Annual Fund Committee 

Kimberly Baker Glenn '79, Chair, Alumnae Involvement Committee 

Martha McMullan Aasen '51, Chair, Continuing Education Committee 

Linda Martin Craybill '83, Chair, Finance Committee 

Kate Gladden Schultz '71, Chair, Homecoming Committee 

Sally Armstrong Bingley '60, Chair, Nominating Committee 

Beth Polk '93, Chair, Student Relations Committee 

Sally Dorsey Danner '64, Recording Secretary, Ad Hoc Marketing Committee chaii 

Crista R. Cabe, Ex-Officio, Executive Director of Alumnae Activities 

Editorial Advisory Board 
Crista R. Cabe, Chair 

B. Richard Plant, Assistant Professor of English 
Patricia Hunt, College Chaplain 
William Carter Pollard, College Librarian 
Ethel M. Smcak '53, Professor of English 

Editor, Alice E. Addleton 
Assistant to the Editor, D. Michelle Hite 
Design, Teri Stallard and Pal Kiblinger 
Editorial Assistant, Susan O'Donncll '92 

Cover art by Pal Kiblinger 
See story on page 4, 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine is published by Mary Baldwin 
College, Office of College Relations, Staunton, VA 24401 . 
Copyright by Mary Baldwin College, All rights reserved. 


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August 1991. Vol. 5. No. 1 

2 President's Message 

Cwitliia H. Tyson 


4 Mary Julia and the General 

Charles Culhertson 


I'ltge ID 

8 Just Keeping In Touch 

9 New Alumnae Board 

10 Alumna Profile 

16 Alumnae Awards 

18 Chapters in Action 

Barbara Kuisely Rol'erts 73 

D. Michelle Hite 

20 Class Notes 


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26 Incredible Journeys 

28 Sesquicentennial Celebration 

30 Faculty Notes 

32 Writing Fellow 


Susan O'Donnell is a senior this year, and I can 
hardly behe\e it. Susan and I started here just 
about the same time — she, a freshman from 
Marietta, Ohio, who came to work as a student 
assistant in College Relations, and I, the new 
Director of Information Ser\'ices. 

During these three remarkable years, Susan 
and I and have seen a lot of changes at Mary 
Baldwin College. New students have come each 
year; facult\' and staff have retired or moved on to 
different work. Buildings have been restored, 
and over on Cannon Hill, there is a magnificent 
new building under construction — the William 
Pannill Student Center. Three new majors have 
been added just since I've been at Mary Baldwin. 
We've had an enormously successful capital cam- 
paign, too, which has breathed new life into the 
College's endowment. 

Of course, the last three years are just a small 
part of the College's history. There were the early 
years, when Rufus Bailey, and then Mary Julia 
Baldwin, kept the Seminary alive. Then came the 
War Between the States, which produced delight- 
ful tales of Miss Baldwin's ruses to protect the 
school's provisions from raiding troops. Charles 
Culbertson has woven this issue's cover story 
from some of these stories. 

As the years have passed, the world has 
changed dramatically, and other people have 
faced different challenges at Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege. As Gilda Radnor said, "It's always some- 

Regardless of what happens, though, the Col- 
lege seems to prosper and survive. And that is 
because of the people who are Mary Baldwin 
College: students and their parents, faculty, 
administrators, staff, and alumnae, by all means. 

So, what will the 1990s bring Mary Baldwin 
College? What about this 150th year? Susan 
O'Donnell will graduate, the Pannill Center will 
be completed. What else? I can't wait to see! 

Genie Addleton 

P resident' s 

M E S S A G 

In a matter of weeks, our Sesquicen- 
tennial Year will be here; 150 years for 
Mary Baldwin College. And now, in my 
seventh year, I look back on a full six 
years of my own involvement with you 
in that long and distinguished history. 
So, as a reminder to myself, I took out a 
copy of the remarks made at the inaugu- 
ration in 1985-86. What I knew about 
Mary Baldwin then has now matured 
into a deep and respectful appreciation 
enhanced by time and experience, but the 
words of that occasion were helpful to 
recall. Let me share with you an excerpt, 
particularly relevant, at least for nie, in 
this present moment of the Sesquicenten- 
nial Celebration. 

The context was "planning for the 
future," and doing so confidently and courageously, despite challenges. At that time, the 
particular challenges were, as they continue to be, educational standards at all levels 
nationwide in an embattled profession under the focused attention of public scrutiny. Since 
then, over my own short history here, a war has been fought and won, residual problems of 
that war remain to be solved, an economic recession has strained most families, businesses) 
and certainly higher education, and lowered numbers in the population of traditionally aged 
students create heightened competition in the college admissions process. And Mar) 
Baldwin College endures and prospers. But here is an illustration of this inspiring past, takei 
from the 1985-86 address: 

I take the opportunity of this day to recall the strength of character of Mary Baldwin* 
College, evidenced at four key moments in its history. As Professor Kenneth Keller of the 
history faculty has suggested, these four events may be termed: A Crisis of Leadership, A« 
Crisis of Identity, A Crisis of Scarce Resources, A Crisis of New Responsibilities. 

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A Crisis of Leadership 

When Mary Julia Baldwin died on July 1, 1897, a vacuum of leadership resulted. She hadi 
exerted control over the Seminary (Mary Baldwin College was then a female seminary) 
through her magnetic personality and tireless dedication, with little involvement from 
trustees. She had kept open the institution throughout the War between the States and during 
the worst economic depression in the country's history up to that time, from 1893-1897. 
During this period of depression, other female seminaries had been forced to close. In 
Staunton, for example, those run by the Methodists and Lutherans were no longer able to 

Mary Baldwin College, with superb financial management from the business manager, 
William Wayt King, and with considerable debate among trustees and administrators who 
succeeded Mary Julia Baldwin, embarked on a program for modernization which included 
campus construction, new academic programs, and approaches to overcome the pain of a 
declined enrollment. 

Thehistory of this period makes clear that it was a timeof uncertainty, a probing towards 
a new style of education and administration with all the incumbent controversies that such 
conditions promote. We are a II able to imagine the strain of moving I rom a nineteenth century 
style of leadership to meet the demands of a new age with a new style of participatory 
leadership. It was not easy. But, by 1 91 2, the slump in students had disappeared; new campus 
facilities attracted and retained them; a method of management and a consensus had been 
established, and a new era begun. 

Theearly twentieth century was no longer Mary Juii.i Baldwin's world, but her institution 
had reached it intact and with a new maturity that it had been forced to reach in order to cope 
with a changed context. But the crisis, having been endured, had resulted in new strength. 
The story is familiar to us as we now reach toward the demands of the twenty-first Century. 

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A Crisis of Identity 

A Crisis of New Responsibilities 

An even greater test iif strength fdced the institution in 
1914. The Seminnrv had become a mcisaic ol problems: it 
offered the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees; 
itran anelementary school and a secondary school for girls; 
standards across the South were being upgraded at both 
public and private colleges and universities, and standards 
had to be raised similarly at Mary Baldwin; the curriculum 
had to be changed. 

Think of the issues here: Could standards be raised 
gradually or immediately? Should Mary Baldwin become 
a junior college? Or should Marv Baldwin aim for the 
highest standard and become a senior college, according to 
the new Southern Association Standards for Accredita- 
tion? Would the elementary and secondary schools have to 
be closed? Would the citizens of Staunton respond with 
understandingof change or opposition toit? Where would 
the financial support come from at such a time of changing 

These were traumatic experiences and times of great 
crisis for this College. Conflicts among trustees, towns- 
people, benefactors, faculty, and students do not need my 
explanation, for you are able to imagine them. That the 
president resigned and that a year later the dean resigned 
indicate the deep problems of identity and crisis. 

What did this College do? It took the difficult and most 
challenging option. It raised standards; it defined its mis- 
sion; it pursued an unrelenting purpose of academic 
strength; and the rest became mere detail. 

Do vou hear another familiar story? 

A Crisis of Scarce Resources 

But then came the Great Depression. Following 1929, 
the College saw a rapid decline of resources. Enrollments 
sank as family incomes diminished or disappeared. Reten- 
tion fell. Fund raising suffered severely. 

At the deepest point of the Depression, in 19.12, enroll- 
ment reached 190 students, and there was the tightest of 
financial times, brought on not only by national conditions, 
but also by the role the College had adopted in developing 
new college-level courses and in purchasing equipment to 
support a demanding curriculum. 

But, with patience and with prudence, the College sur- 

Let me quote for vou what Professor Keller has written 
of this time: 

But llic iii>lili(lion coutiiiiu'ii nimd (ill llic tiiffi- 
ciilly /<) Aiv;) a sense of wlinl it im^ litniig. In an 
cloqiicut report hy Dam Elizabeth Poole in 1940, s/ic 
remiiuleii the College that the College iva^ something 
^'ecial because of its spirit. The College iras a place 
characterized by a democratic spirit of cooperation in 
'which everyone had a chance to contribute to college 
life and leadership. It roas also a place with a Christian 
spirit, where one could find a consistent emphasis on 
adopting a Christian outlook, a spirit of fairness, and 
a quiet commitment to underlying i\ihies in daily living. 

Mary Baldwin College had a sense of mission and a 
determination, evidenced through the cooperation of all in 
its community, to endure. Endureitdid. And lamsureyou 
find that this story, too, has an uncanny familiarity. 

In 1941, the United States entered World War II, and 
new demands were placed on Mary Baldwin College. 
Changed times brought change in the attitudes and roles of 
women. They required new learning for their new respon- 
sibilities. And the College took upon itself the responsibil- 
ity to prepare women for their new and future world. 

We can imagine the challenge: economies on campus; 
male faculty leaving to join the Armed Forces; the necessity 
of changing the curriculum to enhance health and physical 
fitness, to learn first aid, to learn foreign languages, to 
understand thecausesand consequences of war and peace. 

And Mary Baldwin College adapted its liberal arts 
curriculum to meet the crisis of new responsibilities. Stu- 
dents could take courses in consumer economics, personal 
finance, social work, personnel management, industrial 
psychology. The College taught practical courses in first 
aid and nursing. Non-credit courses appeared in auto 
mechanics and home repair. 

And life on campus changed, too. In 1946 there were 
social changes: senior chaperonage of underclassmen was 
abolished, trips to town were allowed, and men were 
permitted in the College Club House, even if only on 
Saturday nights. 

Was Marv Baldwin College afraid to change? It seems 
not. At this time, the thrust to reflect and prepare for career 
opportunities for women in the college curriculum began. 

Professional preparation for women had, from earliest 
times, been the emphasis of this College, but during World 
War II this emphasis increased. Those years saw a dramatic 
increase in interest in science, especially biology and other 
areas associated with medical technology. Mathematics, 
economics, modern languages, the history of Russia and of 
the Far East, showed the breadth of vision of faculty and 

The commitment to the liberal arts remained, but Mary 
Baldwin College had established a like commitment to 
learning by doing, to a wider world, to humanitarian 
service and to preparation for expanding and changing 
professional opportunities. 

Marv Baldwin College was a master of adaptability, 
practicality, and courageous risk taking. In this wa\', it has 
always grasped the present, fraught with problems as it 
may be, and shaped its own future. The evidence is that it 
has done so successfully. 

If we now, in citing our future vision, think that we are 
especially to be commended or are especially creative and 
inventive, I urge our modest humility. For what may seem 
special is the routine business of this place: the normality 
of its mode of resourcefulness; its willingness to redeploy 
energies when service to society rei.]uires our adjustment; 
the energetic and healthy refusal to be other than success- 
ful; a dedicated determination to educate flexible, coura- 
geous, and imaginative graduates; the assumption that all 
shall be ethical and serene in the face of crisis. 

Enduring strength and adaptability in the face ol chal- 
lenge have been our tradition since the founding date of 
1 842, and herein lies the inspiration tor present and future 
action. This is a point well to renienibor m our Si'squicen- 
tennial Year. 

CvJLWvbJ. I«^0« 

Cynthia H. Tyson 

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JUNE 6, 1864 

There was blood in the general's eye. 

For three humihating years David Hunter had watched as 
shoeless, ragtagSouthern country boys outfoxed and outfought 
vastly superior Northern forces on a variety of blood-drenched 
battlefields. For three years he had watched as one thin gray 
line after another used little more than courage and audacity to 
defy and overcome enormous odds. For three years he had 
watched, and waited, and felt his hatred for the South grow 
into a murderous desire to wipe it and its people off the face of 
the earth. 

Now Hunter- himself Southern born and bred - stood at the 
front of a powerful Federal army with orders to rip the heart out 
of the Confederacy's most valuable resource, the Shenandoah 
Valley. Only yesterday he had swept aside a determined con- 
tingent of old men and beardless boys at the Augusta County 
village of Piedmont, and now moved toward the great Valley 
stronghold of Staunton. 

There was fire in the general's belly. 

The conquest of this beautiful and prosperous Shenandoah 
Valley village had been on the minds and lips of Federal 
commanders for three long years. Hunter remembered with 
painful clarity the North's early attempts to occupy Staunton, 
and the mortifying defeats it suffered at the hands of Confed- 
erate General Thomas J. Jackson. 

But the dreaded "Stonewall" had been dead for more than 
a year, and the Confederacy tottered on ever-weakening legs. 
Staunton, the South's most precious commodity in the Valley, 
would soon fall to Hunter's sword - and torch. 

TTie general entered the town that afternoon oblivious to its 
gentle, rolling hills and 100-yoar-old homes. He ignored the 
stately Augusta Female Seminary, which stood atop a neatly- 
manicured rise near the center of town, and was blind to the 
simple majesty of Staunton's churches. What Hunter saw 
instead was a hotbed of Confederate activity - a railhead, arse- 
nals, factories, supply depots and prisoner-of-war camps. They 
must be destroyed, he ordered, and the foul secessionists and 
slave-holders who had built and supported them must be made 
to suffer. 

As 10,000 Yankees surged into the narrow, dusty streets of 
Staunton, a 34-ycar-old Southern woman watched anxiously 
from the windowsof the Augusta FemaleSeminary. Hermind 
raced from one area of [he school to another, checking and re- 
checking the hidden provisions, mentally counting each of her 
20 boarding students, swiftly conjuring ways to meet the 
onslaught she knew would come. 

But there was something this strong-willed principal of 

Augusta Female Seminary could not know at this point, some- 
thing she would not have suspected in her wildest imaginings. 

She would win. 

Mary Julia Baldwin would confront the vitriolic General 
David Hunter and whip him using the same courage, cunning 
and audacity her gray-clad counterparts had used on a hun- 
dred Southern battlefields. She would survive, her school 
would survive, and she would exemplify the strength and 
fortitude that lifted a beaten South from the ashes of war and 
reunited it with the nation. 

But Mary Julia Baldwin could not know that now. All she 
knew was that the Yankees were coming. 

She watched horrified as a large body of Federals raced up 
New Street hill, rifles at the ready, eyes darting from one 
abandoned doorway and dormer window to another, until 
they reached Frederick Street and the very gates of the semi- 
nary. Her heart pounded as she watched a Yankee officer halt 
his men and conduct a swift survey of the area. His eyes paused 
on the seminary for one excruciatingly long moment, then fell 
on the Confederate arsenal just opposite the school. 

He shouted orders for a detachment of men to break in the 
door of the arsenal and occupy the building. The officer then 
led the remainder of his men west on Frederick Street, away 
from the seminary. 

Mary Julia knew the relief she felt would be short-lived. As 
unsophisticated in warfare as she admittedly was, she knew the 
invaders would first seize all elements of the Confederate war 
machine in Staunton and momentarily ignore its homes and 
institutions. But she had also read the papers, and heard the 
first-hand accounts, and knew that once the arsenals and work- 
shops and factories were in Northern hands, the plundering 
would begin. 

Two blocks away, at the northeastern corner of Market and 
Prospect streets, attorney Joseph A. Waddell peered from a 
window of his home at an oncoming detachment of Yankees. 
While he could guess their mission was to seek out Confederate 
workshops like the one at Frederick and Lewis streets, he could 
not ignore that they came from the direction of Augusta Female 

He tried, without success, to force down a feeling of panic. 

As a member of the board of trustees who nine months ago 
had hand-picked Miss Baldwin and Miss Agnes McClung to 
lead the school, Waddell felt personally responsible for their 
safety and the welfare of the institution. He had used his 
influence and position, where possible, to furnish the war- 
ravaged school and to promote its qualities to well-bred fami- 
lies throughout the South. Through his efforts and the superb 
organizational abilitiesofMiss Baldwin, Augusta FemaleSemi- 

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narv was the only schoiil for young ut)mcn in Staunton that 
remained open. Indeed, it was one of the few in the Confed- 
eracy to continue a full educational program in the face of 
repeated economic and military disasters. 

Waddell wondered how many soldiers were there now, 
ransacking the cluster of handsome buildings, stealing the 
meager store of supplies, perhaps even physically mistreating 
the schools inhabitants. It angered him to know there was 
nothing he could do while Staunton's streets were filled with 
ner\ous, quick-triggered Federals. 

Not that his own methods of survival or powers of persua- 
sion were any greater than those of the young woman he had 
hired to guide the school through these difficult times. If 
anyone was qualified to lead and to survive, that person was 
Mary Julia Baldwin. Waddi'll had long admired her intelli- 
gence and strength of character, and since the outbreak of war 
had come to realize her abilities as an organi/er and adminis- 

He remembered with amusement a story he had overheard 
about how the girls sharing one room were without a mirror, 
while every other room had the prized commodity. Tearfully 
thegirls brought their plight to Miss Baldwin, saying they were 
tired of looking at their reflections in a bowl of water, and 
would she please see if she could find a mirror for them. 

In a town where even basic furnishings of any kind came at 
a premium, a mirror was a luxury. But soon Miss Baldwin 
presented the girls with the panel of an old clock in which a 
mirror had been set. She had obtained it from a friend who dug 
it out of the recesses of an attic. 

That type of resourcefulness had led Miss Baldwin to 
completely furnish the school, even though no two pieces of 
silverware, or glassware, or furniture were the same. 

Shots rang out. Waddell moved away from the window. 
The streets echoed with the shouts and cheers of thousands of 
Federal soldiers, and somewhere m the distance a military 
band played "Hail Columbia." Waddell knew the occupation 
of Staunton was complete. He could only hope and pray for the 
safety of the people he had come to know and love. 

Several blocks to the southwest at the Virginia Hotel - the 
same hotel "Stonewall" Jackson had used for his headquarters 
in 1862 during the glorious Valley Campaign - General David 
Hunter and his staff met with Staunton Mayor Nicholas Trout 
and a number of prominent citizens. The general told them he 
would confiscate or destroy all military supplies, and would 
torch all factories, shops and storehouses devoted to the war 
effort. No one, not even Hunter's own men, believed his 
statement that schools, homes and charitable institutions would 
remain inviolate. 

And then the other shoe dropped. Hunteralmost smiled as 
he warned that "some disorder" could be expected. 

I LINE 7. ISb4 

The destruction began bright and early. 

By mid-morning, a pall of black smoke hung over the queen 
city of the Shenandoah. Troops wielding torches and explo- 
sives set fire to the railroad depot, arsenals, steam mills, work- 
shops, stage depots, flour mills, the woolen factory and the 
shoe factorv. 

On Hunter's orders, a unit of soldiers destroyed the town's 
firefighling equipment. 

Staunton exploded in a frenzy of destruction and looting. A 
mob of Federal soldiers, former sla\es, women, children, camp 
followers and vagrants broke into stores and depots through- 
out the town. Blankets, clothes, 1,0(X1 saddles, shoes, tobacco 
and whatever food remained was stolen by the mob. 

Soldiers, acting under orders from their provost marshal, 
rolled confiscated barrels of apple brandy into the street in 
front of the Virginia Hotel and broke them open. The brandy 
cascaded over the cobblestones and rushed into the gutter, 
picking up paper, horse diMig and dead rats. Dozens of soldiers 

and civilian vagabonds knelt and greedily drank the mixture. 

A familiar scene repeated itself time and again that day. 
Property owners came to Hunter and begged that adjacent 
property be spared because the flames might destroy homes or 
shops. As he had done in so many other Southern communi- 
ties. Hunter brushed aside their pleas and torched whate\er he 
felt deserved it. He even sought out the home of Confederate 
General John Imboden with a view toward burning it, but 
stopped when he found that a Union sympathizer had recently 
bought the house. 

Union soldiers dressed as Confederates - called "Jesse 
Scouts" - patrolled Staunton and the vicinity and tricked resi- 
dents into telling where they had hidden food. Strong parties 
of ca valrv visited every house, cleaned out pantries and ran off 
or killed livestock. 

In the midst of this chaos, one small segment of the commu- 
nity remained an island of calm, or at least it seemed that way 
to the Federal officer who led a search party through the austere 
portals of the Augusta Female Seminary. 

The woman who greeted him at the front door of the main 
hall appeared to be in her late twenties or early thirties. Despite 
a muscular deformity on the left side of her face, her bearing 
was straight and proud and she exhibited no fear as the Yankee 
invaders tracked into the halls of the seminary. Her name, she 
said, was Miss Bald win, and she wasone of the principals of the 
school. Was there anything in particular the soldiers wanted? 

"To search the premises," snapped the officer. 

Knowing she could not stop them, Mary Julia simply turned 
and led the soldiers on a room-bv-room tour, unlocking doors 
as she went. The Federals stormed into each room, glanced 
over the Spartan surroundings, and then followed their unflap- 
pable guide to the next room. No valuables, edibleor otherwise, 
were anywhere in evidence. 

Mary Julia hoped they would stay that way. In an age when 
flour sold for SI 00 a barrel, a dress cost $500 and candles were so 
scarce that civilians used waxed string wrapped around a stick, 
it was imperative that the Yankees did not get their hands on the 
school's supplies. She sent up a swift and silent prayer that the 
ruses she. Miss McClung, and the pupils had devised would 

At the order of the Federal officer, Mary Julia led the search- 
ers into the li\'ing quarters of the school. It was here the soldiers 
expected to find hidden caches of food. But the first room they 
entered boasted nothing but a pupil, a bed, a small desk, and a 
very pretty dressing table ct>vered to the floor with crinoline. 
Mary Julia exchanged ner\ous glances with the pupil as the 
Yankees began their search. They brushed against the crinoline 
on the dressing table, knelt and looked under the bed, opened 
the desk and peered inside. 

Finally, satisfied the room contained nothing of value - 
unless one liked crinoline - the soldiers stompcxi into the hallway 
to continue their search. 

Thev found the next room as bleak and sparsely furnished as 
the last, the only splash of life being another crinoline-co\ ered 
dressing table. The same was true of the next room, and the next, 
and the next. The Yankees were beginning to think their efforts 
would produce more results elsewhere in Staunton when Miss 
Baldwin briskly walked by a door without opening it for inspec- 

The Federals, sensing that their search was finally about to 
pay off, swept aside the principal's appeal not to disturb the sick 
pupil inside. They ordered Miss Baldwin to unlock the door, 
then stepped inside to claim their treasures. 

What met them instead was a girl, thin as a pencil and while 
as bleached cotton, slowly rising to a sitting position in her sick 
bed. Siimeone may have blurted out the word "cholera." At any 
rate, there was a sudden and mass exixius as hardened , heavily- 
armed soldiers broke ranks and madeabeelineforthediHirway. 

The commanding officer apologized for ha\ing disturbed 
someone so ill. 

After that no one doubted the veracity of the cool and polite 
Miss Baldwin. The soldiers followed her from one room to the 

T'lr Miirv Btihitfin Mas^zinc 

WJtal met them iustemi was a girl, thin ns (7 pLiiul ami wliitt (7s bliailiLii lOttoii 

next, one floor to the next, from one corridor and hallway to the 
next. Although each room was searched thoroughly, not enough 
provender was found to feed a battery of mice, much less an 
army of hungry Federal soldiers. 

They departed as rapidly as they had come, leaving Mary 
Julia and the seminary breathless, ecstatic and grateful to a 
merciful God. 

Mary Julia hugged the young girl who had thought of hiding 
barrels of flour under the crinoline dresses. She laughed as the 
only thin girl in the entire seminary got out of her "sick bed" - the 
mattress of which was stuffed with flour - to wash chalk off her 
face. A light danced in Mary Julia's eyes when she thought of 
how she had led the Yankees through so many perplexing 
corridors, foyers, connecting rooms and stairwells that they 
never noticed searching the same areas two or three times. 

As a result, entire sections of the seminary remained unseen 
by Northern eyes, and desperately needed supplies remained 
untouched by Northern hands. 

JUNE 8-U, 1864 

The rest of the town was not to be so fortunate. 

Federals confiscated 20 barrels of flour, 10 barrels of meal, 
600 sacksof salt, a hogshead of sugar, five bales of cloth and eight 
of yam, 1,000 wooden buckets, 50 wagons, saddles, spurs, 
horseshoes, clothing, harnesses, spikes and shovels. All blan- 
kets, shoes and saddles were distributed among the soldiers. 

The three-story building that housed the Staunton Spectator 
was broken into and gutted, and the presses and type thrown 
into the street. Stolen furnitureand 1, 000 confiscated smallarms 
were dumped into a pile and set ablaze. The railroad was torn 
up and bridges were burned. 

Mayor Trout was arrested and accused of concealing arms. 
Councilman B. F. I'oints was jailed for merely looking pleased 
when a Union detachment left the town limits. Resident George 
Fuller was arrested as a spy when he returned to Staunton 
bearing letters from Confederates to their families. 

I lunler ordered that wounded Rebels occupying hotels and 
other facilities be thrown into the streets, and that wounded 
Federals take their beds. 

And finally, to crown the reign of terror, I lunter opened the 
jails. Military and civilian criminals of every description joined 
the ranks of the mob, free to destroy and pillage and even kill 
under the relaxed gaze of Union soldiers. 

"Many of the women look sad and do much weeping over 
thedestruction," wrote a member of the Fighteenth Connecticut 
Volunteers. "We feel that the South brought on the war and the 
stale of Virginia is paying dear for her part." 

Two of the officers who oversaw the destruction of Stauntoni 
were Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes and Lieutenant William 
McKinley, both of whom would ascend to the presidency of the 
United States 

When Hunter and his army marched toward Lexington on 
Friday, June 10, the residents of Staunton found themselves 
without arms to protect themselves and without law enforce- 
ment of any kind. The turbulence unleashed by Hunter's men 
flourished in this atmosphere. Lawless marauders roamed 
unchallenged through the town's narrow streets; gangs of re- 
cently freed slaves plundered openly, taking what the soldiers 
and rioters had not; women and children huddled behind 
locked doors, fearful of the prowling menace outside, hopeful 
that no one would start a fire. 

Two days later Confederate forces reoccupied Staunton, but 
the once thriving manufacturing center and staging depot they 
had known was dead. In its place lay a broken shell inhabited 
by broken people. Although efforts were made to restore the 
railroad, telegraph lines, and stage routes, never again during 
the struggle forSouthern independence would Staunton regain 
its former importance to the Confederacy. Not for another 19 
long months would its people be able to live without fear i 

In the meanfime, there was work to be done. The rubble of 
ruined factories and workshops was cleared away. Law en- 
forcement was re-established. Wounded Confederates were 
returned to beds in homes and makeshift hospitals such as the 
Deaf, Dumb and Blind Insfitute. 

JUNE 18b4-APRIL 1865 

Mary Julia's mission to keep the Seminary's body and soul 
together was far from over, for Staunton would experience two 
more Federal invasions before the weapons of war finally fell 
silent at Appomattox. While the Confederacy would keep a 
military presence in the Valley until March 1865, it would not be 
enough to dissuade the Yankees from doing precisely as they 
pleased. Unable to count on Confederate gunfire for protection, 
Mary Julia knew she would have to rely on her own wits. 

The Yankees returned to Staunton on the 26th of September. 
Three thousand Federal cavalrymen,on their way to Waynesboro 
todestroy railroad tracks and bridges, stopped in Staunton long 
enough to burn two factories and scout for provisions. 

This time there was little warning that the Federals were 
coming. When word reached Mary Julia that thousands of 
Union horsemen were thundering toward Staunton, she found 
herself hard pre.sscd to find a hiding place for a quantity of hams 
theschool had managed toacquire. Quickly she had pupilsdrag 

6 August 1991 

General Dnvid lliiiiler 

he hams intu the big schoolroom <ind place one in each desk. 
:ven the soot\' old black sto\e was used for concealment. The 
■upils had just hidden the last ham, sat down and hastily picked 
[p a lesson book when the first Federal search party stormed 
nto the room. Not one soldier noticed that many of the lesson 
looks were held upside down. 

Seeing nothing inconsistent with a classroom, the searchers 
eft and were given the specialty of the house - a Mary Julia 
ialdwin tour. Again, confused by the myriad of rooms, pas- 
ageways, nooks and crannies, the Federals by-passed a number 
)f precious hiding places for food and other necessities. 

There wasn't even a woodpile to plunder, only chips where 
1 woodpile had been. Where, they asked Miss Julia, was the 
.chool's woodpile? Gone sir, she replied. Wood is a very 
/aluable commodity and difficult to keep these days. 

The devoutly Christian Miss Julia had not lied; the wood was 
;one and it was valuable. Her only sin may have been in 
imitting that it had been her own girls who had hefted a log onto 
.■ach shoulder and transferred the woodpile to the cellar ol the 
Tiain building. 

The third and final wartime invasion of Staunton occurred 
March 2, 1865, and can scarcely be called an invasion. Cavalry 
oelonging to General rhilhp Sheridan dashed through the town 
3n its way to drive the last remnants ol the Southern army out of 
the Valley. A few stragglers may have paid calls on homes in the 
area, but no large scale effort was made to secure provisions. 

Indeed, there was little to take. While the seminary had 
successfulh' guarded its supplies ■ and shared them with 
wounded soldiers - most Staunton residents were destitute. 
Entire families had to subsist on a few potatoes smuggled past 
Federal guards. Once prosperous shops were closed, deserted 
and empty. The people were weary and unable to resist. 

When word reached Staunton on April 14, KSd5,thatGeneral 
Robert E. Lee had surrendered at Appomattox, there was nei- 
ther sorrow nor rejoicing, mereK' relict that the nightmare was 
finallv over. 


The nightmare wasn't quite o\er. 

Federal troops occupying the town stood on street comers 
and ripped the insignia off the uniforms of returning Confeder- 
ate soldiers. The flag of the United States was ordered flown 
from e\ery business in town. Orunken parties of Federals tried 
to goad war-weary veterans into fights. 

Finally, in the earlv morning hours of January 12, 1866, the 
Union army abandoned Staunton for good. At last the once 

peaceful, flourishing town could seriously address the business 
of recovering from a sa\age and bloody ci\il war. 

Mary Julia Baldwin 

Recovery for Augusta Female Seminary was foremost on the 
minds of Mary Julia Baldwin and Agnes McClung. Working 
with their adviser Joseph Waddell, and using the keen sense of 
survi\'al they had exhibited during the war, the principals took 
a school that teetered on the verge of collapse and brought it 
swiftly to financial security. 

Five years after the war the seminary had gone from 80 
boarding students to 152. The number would climb with each 
successive year. Miss Julia initiated building improvements 
and, with what was referred to as the best head for business in 
town, made a number of shrewd real estate in\-estments which 
increased the holdings of the school many times o\'er. 

When Agnes McClung died in August 1880, Mary Julia 
carried on as principal until 1 889 when herincreasing work load 
forced her to share the duties with an assistant, Ella Weimar. 

On July 1, 1897, after what was described at the time as a 
"general decline" in her health, Mary Julia Bald\vin died at her 
home in Staunton. She was 6« years old. 

General David Hunter 

After Hunter left Staunton, he and his men destroyed Lex- 
ington and then pushed on to Lynchburg. He was preparing to 
invade uhen a gnjnip\' old Confederate warhorse named Gen- 
eral Jubal Early launched a ferocious attack against him, and 
sent him scurrying into West Virginia. 

Hunter ne\'er obtained a field commission again. He served 
court martial duty until the close of the war, then chaired the 
military commission which triixll.incoln'sassassins. He retired 
from the army in 1 866, having been breveted a major general lor 
"gallant and meritorious conduct" during the Shenandoah \'al- 
lev campaign. 
' He died in 1886 at the age of 84. 

C/wr/i-s CulbertH'ii \;radiuUeii cum laude m 19S6 from MBC's 
Adult Pcx'rci' Proxrniii m with u thyree in ci'mmiinicatnmf. He is a 
ref^rleriml i>Uoto\;riipher zeitli The Waynesbtiro News-Virginian 
ami has itvn tour Virginia Prt-ss .•\ss<vm(i<>m auxinh for writing 
excellence. He ii^ also on the hoard of directors for the Nne Market 
Battlefield Militarx/ Museum Foundation. 

T7ii- Man Baldmn Magazine 



From the National Alumnae Association President 

Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 


Students hove been attending Mary Baldwin College 
for nearly 1 50 years. As we begin this Sesquicentennial 
Year of recognition of our alma mater's excellence in 
education, I'd like to draw attention to the importance of 
alumnae — all graduates and former students. 

Mary Baldwin women are leaders in community and 
church activities. They are professionals in numerous and 
various areas. Many have graduate degrees. Some 
work in foreign countries. Some MBC graduates are men. 
The common threads I see in our alums are self-confi- 
dence, well-roundedness, and integrity. 

These traits reflect positively on Mary Baldwin College 
today. We were recently named to the John Templeton 
Foundation's 1991 Honor Roll of Character Building 
Universities and Colleges. From 814 schools nominated 
nationwide, 108 were selected from 30 states. The 
successes of graduates ore a reflection of the preparation 
a college has given its students. By holding to strong 
ideals and standards in our daily lives we strengthen 
Mary Baldwin's reputation for today's students and as- 
sure a secure future for tomorrow's. 

I urge you to celebrate locally, at the chapter or 
regional level. The Alumnae Association would like every 
alumna to hove on opportunity to attend a Mary Baldwin 
function this year. Sesquicentennial "party packets" with 
balloon centerpieces, name tags and napkins are avail- 
able at no charge. Special Mary Baldwin Sesquicentennial 

wines may be ordered through the Mary Baldwin Sam- 
pler — Country Red, White or Rose. These should odd a 
spark to any gathering and make nice gift items. So gel 
two or three MBC friends together with your chapter 
president, if there is one in your area, and begin planning: 
a Sesquicentennial Party! The Office of Alumnae Activi- 
ties will print and mail invitations, provide guest rosters, 
and advise you on effective party plans. Call! 

Also, come back to campus this year. The activities! 
during Founder's Day weekend (October 4-6) will bei 
interesting, exciting and fun. The College looks wonderful! 
with the completion of fiill Top's renovation and thei 
commencement of construction on the Pannill StudentI 
Center. You will be pleased! 

We are not celebrating only Mary Baldwin's history, 
but reveling also in the success of the present and the 
promise of the future. Alumnae are the past tradition, but 
we are also an important part of the future, and I am proud 
of this! 

Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 


Alumnae Association 

8 August 1991 

Nine Named 


Alumnae Association 

Board of Directors 

During the Alumnae Association's annual meeting dur- 
ig Homecoming weekend, nine former students were 
lected to three-year, at-brge terms on its Board of Direc- 

Ralphetta Aker '88 of Orlando, Florida, has stayed 
"ivolved with Mary Baldwin since her graduation through 
ler work as an admissions representative and class agent, 
.he is an admissions counselor at Rollins College in Winter 
'ark. At MBC, Ralphetta majored in political science and 
eligion, served as a student representative to the Board of 
rustees and the Advisory Board of Visitors, received 
xiational Collegiate Minority Leadership Awards, and was 
isted in Who's Who Among Students in American Col- 
eges and Universities. Since then, she has been active with 
he National Council of Churches, her local church, and 
vith other community concerns. 

Susan Garrett Martin Cooley '80 of Danville, 
/irginia, is an active advocate of Mary Baldwin in her 
:ommunity. She has also served as president of the Junior 
/Wednesday Club, as treasurer for Women of the Church 
3t First Presbyterian Church in Danville, and as a volunteer 
or Positive Parenting and the Mental Health Association. A 
Dusiness administration major at MBC, Suson enjoys ten- 
lis, aerobics, sewing and reading and is the mother of 
hree small children. 

Julie Lynn Ellsworth '86 of Baltimore, Maryland, is 
Annual Fund Director for the Central Maryland Red Cross. 
She is an active member of the Notional Society of Fund 
Raising Executives and sen/es on its planning committee. 
She chaired her fifth class reunion at Mary Baldwin, is co- 
choir of the Baltimore alumnae chapter, and has been 
active as a class agent. While pursuing her degree in 
psychology at MBC, Julie was elected to Omicron Delta 
Kappa, and was listed in Who's Who. She also attended 
summer sessions in England and Doshisha Women's 
College in Japan 

BJ. Felton '79 of Atlanta is self-employed as a 
merger/acquisition business advisor and is an art museum 
volunteer. She is active in the Atlanta chapter, and has 
served as treasurer and president. B.J . also serves as a class 
fund representative for Mary Baldwin. While at MBC, she 
was inducted into both Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta 

Judy Lipes Garst '63 of Salem, Virginia, is past 
president, past secretary, and current treasurer of the Salem 
Garden Club, which created and maintains the gardens at 
the Public Library. She is a patron of the Roanoke 
Symphony Orchestra, a member of the board of directors 
of the Blue Ridge Highlands Scottish Society of Virginia, 
and sponsor for the Scottish Festival this foil. Active with 
Salem Presbyterian Church for over 20 years, she has 
directed the youth group, taught Sunday School, and 
directed various choirs. She is currently deacon, director 
of the handbell choir, and on the altar flower committee. 
Judy founded the volunteer program in the Salem school 
system, and wrote the current handbook for volunteers. 

Across Virginia she has trained over 600 volunteers in 
tutorial reading and math programs. As a result of her 
efforts, she has been named a lifetime honorary member in 
the Virginia PTA. Judy has remained in close touch with 
MBC through the years, assisting with reunions, chapter 
functions, and College activities. 

JudyEllenHanlen '77 of Charleston, West Virginia, 
is a medical technologist. She has served as chair of the 
Charleston alumnae chapter since 1988. After earning her 
bachelor's degree at MBC, Judy earned the medical 
technology degree from The University of Virginia. She is 
member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists 
and the Junior League, and is a volunteer at Sunrise, a 

Paula Stephens Lambert '65 of Dallas is the owner 
and operator of the Mozzarello Company, which produces 
hand-made cheeses. She has been featured in Working 
Woman Magazine and Connoisseur. After leaving MBC, 
Paula completed her B.S. degree at the University of Texas 
at Austin. She earned a degree equivalent to the master's 
at the Universita per Stranieri in Italy, and learned the art of 
cheese-making in Italy. Paula has served on the board of 
directors of the Junior League; on the executive committee 
and board of trustees of the Dallas Historic Preservation 
League; on the boards of directors of Treescape Dallas, the 
Dallas Opera, and the USA Film Festival. She was listed in 
Who's Who in Food and Wine in Texas in 1 988 and was 
one of five Americans chosen for the Women in Enterprise 
Conference in Dublin, Ireland, in 1988. She has held 
several leadership positions in professional organizations, 
including Les Dames d'Escoffier, the American Institute of 
Wine and Food, the American Cheese Society, the Interna- 
tional Association of Cooking Professionals, and the Society 
for American Cuisine 

Elizabeth Dudley Landes '82 of Staunton is a 
supervising interpreter with the Woodrow Wilson Birth- 
place museum in Staunton, and has served as a member of 
the Valley Community Services Board, the Historic Staunton 
Foundation, the Friends of Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, 
and the Augusta Historical Society. Betty is an elder in the 
Second Presbyterian Church, past president of the Women 
of the Church, and chair of the Hunger Committee of the 
Shenandoah Presbytery. In 1989, she went to Haiti as a 
member ofo mission team. Agraduateof the Adult Degree 
Program, Betty has four grown children. 

RJ. Landin-Loderick '86 of Richmond is an account 
executive with The Landin Companies, a corporate insur- 
ance firm, and has recently started an event planning 
business. Have A Ball. As a student, R.J served as a 
representative to the Alumnae Board and was o leader in 
several organizations. She is post president of the Rich- 
mond Alumnae Chapter and has served on the planning 
committees for Tulips-N-Juleps in 1990 and 1991 In 
addition, she has hosted student recruitment events and 
worked on many projects for the Alumnae Association. 

Tlic Mary BdMu'in Miigazwf 9 

Alumna Profile 

fi^e yoia 

The Baltimore Consort: 

(Left to right} Mark 

Cudek, cittern; Mary 

Anne Ballard, treble viol; 

Chris Norman, flute; 

Custer LaRue, soprano; 

Ronn McFarlane, lute; 

Lorry lipkis, bass viol. 

It's a Sunday afternoon in the summer of 1 960. Perry Como 
is performing "Catch a Falling Star" live, in front of a packed 
audience for CBS television. As the crowd of youngsters in the 
television studio excitedly demonstrates its approval, Como asks 
all the boys and girls in "TV Land" to toke a pencil, top along in 
rhythm, and join him in singing. 

Eyes glued to the television, four-year-old Custer LoRue has 
the station selector channeled to CBS. With pencil in hond, she's 
singing with Como, her mind already mode up that she wants to 
be a singing star someday. 

"I think my earliest memory is when I was about three," says 
Custer LoRue. "I bounced into the kitchen and onnounced to 
everyone that I was going to be o singer. You know how adults 
appease three-year-olds by agreeing with them and patting them 
on the head and saying things like 'Sure you'll be a star honey.' 
Well, I waited through all that, and then I song each and every 
verse of one of my favorite songs — Tennessee Ernie Ford's 'The 
Donkey Serenade.'" Custer modestly adds, "They were rather 

Continuing with the confidence of that three-year-old singing 
sensation, Custer LaRue is now featured vocalist for the Baltimore 
Consort. This group, along with Custer, received a "10/10" 
rating from CD Review for On the Banks of the Helicon — Early 
Music of Scotland, the group's first compoct disc recording. 
That's a perfect score of "10" for performance and "10" for 
production quality. A more recent review in the Los Angeles 
Times said, "On the Banks of the Helicon is possibly this year's 
best performance of early music." 

The group performs ond produces recordings of 16th and 
17th century English, French and Italian music - the music of 
Elizabethan England, of Renaissance Italy, of Apollo and Orpheus, 
kings and princes. The lute, viol, cittern, Renoissonce wooden 
flute, bandoro, and the soprano voice of Custer LoRue make up 
the early music ensemble. 

"There is a lot of research behind performing and recording 
this type of music," soys Custer. She pushes bock her long dork 
hair and sighs, contemplating the amount of work involved. "For 
each song we perform there are hours and hours of painstaking 
research and preparation." 

The chief researcher and programmer for the Consort is Mary 
Anne Ballard, director of the Collegium Musicum at the University 
of Pennsylvania. Custer modestly claims not to be as scholarly as 
some of the other Consort members, but this French-speaking 
musician and performer of 16th and 1 7th century English, French 
and Italion music admits to spending many hours in the library 
researching songs for the Consort. 

"This weekend I have to read through 1 6th century songs for 
the cittern • a tedious job," says Custer. "The work is worth it, 
though," she adds. "I believethatour style of music is a refreshing 
change from classical and contemporary music styles." 

A recent review from /nA/1us/c magazine declared, "Soprano 
Custer LoRue's faultlessly pure voice is well-complemented by the 
elegant instrumental playing of the Baltimore Consort. On the 
Banks of the Helicon is a must for early music devotees." 

"We're on tour constontly," declares Custer. The ensemble 
presents annual Christmas concerts and recently toured the 
branch campuses of Penn State University. From 1983- 1990 the 

Consort was ensemble-in-residence at the Walters Art Gallery in 
Baltimore. They are currently in residence at the Peabody 
Conservatory, where they present a concert series in the Mirian 
A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The group has also released two 
additional Dorian label CD's of 16th and 17th century music. 

"We perform so many concerts during a year," exclaims 
Custer, "it's overwhelming when you think about it." She falls 
bock in her chair, as if she has just realized how many 
performances the Consort actually presents in a year's time. 

For performers, there is a lot of hard work that goes on behind 
the scenes. Custer insists though that she realized early in life that 
she wanted to be a singer. "I would listen for hours to my mother 
and grandmother singing," she soys, smiling as she remembers 
favorite tune. "My parents were very supportive of my interest 
in singing and spent hours and hours driving me to all the local 
competitions and helping me with my piano lessons. 

"After high school, they really wanted me to attend a 'good 
school' not too for away from home," she odds, "so naturally they 
pushed for Mary Baldwin. My parents liked Mary Baldwin's 
reputation, and after they met Gordon Page they were hooked." 

Gordon C. Page, now professor emeritus, was professor of 
music at MBC between 1949 and 1979. "Mr. Page was my 
mentor," soys Custer. "He taught me how to express poetry 
through music. important it was that the words come first, 
and that they shouldn't just fade into the music. He was just ( 
great. ..I think he remembers every student who was in the choir. 
He made us all feel important." 

Custer says she could expound on her MBC junior year 
obrood for hours. Recalling thotyeor, Custer firmly states, "I think 
it was the single most important part of my education. For a 
student of music and French to actually be in France and study 
the art, the culture... Wow! It was incredible! I and two of my i 
classmates, Myra Cushman and Aurelia Crawford, sang with L' 
ensemble vocal Philippe Callard...we toured Prague during 
Easter. ..we song in Czechoslovakia!" 

Offering a few lines from one of the songs she remembers 
from her year abroad, Custer quietly sings the beautiful melody 
with assurance - not showing off her abilities, but thoughtfully 
sharing the sweet melody with another person. Custer naturally 
displays a confidence in her voice that most of us only hove while 
crooning a favorite tune in the shower, certain that no one else 
is within hearing distance. 

"Isn't that a beautiful song?" she innocently asks. Custer, 
modest by anyone's standards, blushes and laughs when told 
what beautiful voice she has. "The songs are the beauties," 
insists Custer. "We sang so many beautiful songs with Philippe 
Collard, and I learned so much. My year abroad was a 
wonderful learning experience. I would recommend it to any 
Mary Baldwin student." 

After graduating from Mary Baldwin in 1974 with a bachelor 
of arts in music, Custer went on to receive a bachelor in music 
degree from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. 

"That's where I met Riley," she beams. "It was a small school 
like Mary Baldwin, and everybody knew everybody." Dr. Riley 
Haws, whom Custer married in 1983, is assistant professor of 
music at MBC. Custer and Riley, who is a concert pianist, 
perform frequently in concert. 

"We're starting to put together 15-20 minute recital seg- 
■nents," says Custer. "We practice together just as nnuch as our 
schedules permit," 

The couple have hod hectic schedules since the very begin- 
ning of their morrioge. "We were married, hod our son George, 
and moved to Alabama within the space of a year," explains 
Custer. "Riley accepted on assistant professor position at 
Livingston University in Alabama, and baby George and I 
commuted between Alobomo, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. 

Custer shokes her head and remembers, "My son took his first 
steps in the Folger Shakespeare Library while I was there to 
perform with the Folger Consort " 

In 1 987 o piano teaching position opened at Mary Baldwin, 
so Riley, Custer and George moved to Staunton. "The commut- 
ing became much easier for me," said Custer. "I could leave 
George with my parents in Both County, then jump on Interstate 
81 and head for Baltimore, Philadelphia, or wherever." 

Now, performing, recording and rehearsing with the Bolti- 
more Consort calls for endless rood trips and overnights to 
Baltimore or wherever the group is performing or rehearsing. "I 
listen to a lot of Jane Austen on tope. know. ..books on 
cassette," says Custer. "I also listen to National Public Radio 
while I'm driving to performances and rehearsals," she odds. 

"The other day I listened to a tape about 365 things you con 
do to save the earth. know. 'don't use oven cleaner, 
recycle your bottles and paper.' It got to the point that I thought 
I should be taking notes! I listened to it twice." 

Custer can just OS easily and proficiently talk about saving the 
environment as improvising and creating cittern arrangements in 
the style of 1 6th and 1 7th century Italian and French music. In the 
same conversation, Custer spoke fluently in French, expertly 
expounded on the hazards of microwave cooking and the 
wonders of a "Fil-o-Fax" personal calendar. 

Custer freely admits that staying orgonized is a difficult chore. 
"My youngest PEG student at MBC taught me about the wonders 

of o personol calen- 
dar," soys Custer 
"Knowing I hod a 
lot of appointments, 
reheorsols, and per- 
formances to keep 
up with oil over the 
country, and a fom- 
ily, too, she clued 
me in on the 'Fil-o- 

Out of her purse 
Custer pulls a short, 
stuffed, black ring 
binder As she starts 
flipping through the 
pages she explains 
in amazement, "It's 
wonderful., there 
ore places for ad- 
dresses, phone 
numbers, credit cards, recipes, a 24-hour-a-day appointment 
calendar.'s just what I needed!" 

It's easy to understand that someone as busy as Custer would 
need a 24-hour-a-day appointment calendar. In addition to 
commuting between Staunton, Baltimore and New York to 
perform with the Baltimore Consort, Custer teaches at Mary 
Baldwin. Lost fall she worked eight voice students into her hectic 

To add to her busy ogendo, Custer also performs locally with 
the Staunton Trinity Episcopal Church choir. Then there is 
Canticum Novum, a 12-member a cappella choir founded in 
1988 by Custer and Carol Taylor, Trinity's music director. 

"We're made up of people from Charlottesville and the 
Shenandoah Valley," soys Custer. "It's nice to perform locolly at 
- my hometown church and with my a coppe/Zo group. It's just nice 
to have hometown friends." 

Humming a soft tune to herself, Custer meditates for a moment 
and adds, "It's so good to perform music that is 
refreshing something different ..a change from the toped stuff 
that you hear todoy... music thot has life and feeling as it did in 
the early days. I can vividly remember tapping my pencil and 
singing with Perry Como when I was four The music kids heord 
from television in those days wosn't pre-recorded ond canned 
like it is todoy. Those were real musicions ond singers if you 
couldn't cut it in a live performance, then you were just, well." 
Insteod of finishing, she confidently smiles to herself, and 
starts humming o beautiful little melody-probably a few bars from 
"The Donkey Serenade." 

D. Michelle Hite, ossistoni to the editor of the Mary Baldwin 
Magazine, is a 1 988 groduote of James Madison University 
with a B S in communications ond politicol science. She 
joined the College Relotions stoff in 1989. 

Betsy Baker '91, a health 
care administration rryajor, 
received the Algernon 
Sydney Sullivan Student 
Award, which is presented 
to the graduating senior who 
best exemplifies the ideal of 
unselfish service to the broad 

Caroline Murphy Keller '42 received the 
Doctor of Humane Letters. Mrs. Keller 
was honored for service to her conr\munity 
and for her long-time support of Mary 
Baldwin College, especially for the Fine 
Arts Center, the business department, and 

Two hundred forty-three seniors marched in the 
Commencement processional to receive their 
degrees. The Class of 1991 was the largest in 
the College's history. 

Dr. Francis S. Collins, commencernonl 
speaker and recipient of the Doctor of 
Humane Letters, headed the team of 
scientists who discovered the genetic 
defect that causes cystic fibrosis. He is 
the son of Margaret and Fletcher Collins 
Jr., who is emeritus professor of theatre 
at Mary Baldwin. 

Mabel R. Hirschbiel of Staunton received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan 
Non-Student Award. Her husband, Paul, who served on the Board of 
Trustees for 1 years and is pictured with her, received the award in 
1 982. The College community was saddened by his sudden death on 
June 20, 1991. 

12 Aiixiisl 1991 

''he Class of 1941 celebrated 50 years of friendship at this year's 
-iomecoming. Ten members of that class were joined by 295 other alumnae 
'vho brought family and friends to the Mary Baldwin campus for three days 
jf reunion and celebration. 

The Alumnae Choir, directed by 
Mr Gordon Page, professor 
emeritus of music, performed 
during the Alumnae Association's 
candlelight dinner on May 25 and 
at a special chapel service for 
alumnae, graduates, and their 
families just before Commencement 
on May 26. 

Tennis round robin tournament winners. From left to right: 
Treeby Williamson, Elizabeth Andress, Collier Andress '91, 
and Marty Andress. 

Members of the Class of 1 976 with Or Ethel Smeak '53 at 
the champagne reception on Saturday evening. From left 
to right: Peggy Bryson Altman, Mary Kay Schorn 
Slainback, Dr. Smeak, Bonnie Juggle Miller, Dona Leckie 
and Prince Carr Norfleet 

Ttu- Mary Baliiiiin Miiyuriric- I ' 


The proceeds from this project of the Mary Baldwin 
Alumnae Association will benefit the Virginia L. Lester Schol- 
arship Fund, which each year provides $2,500 towards the 
tuition of an alumna legacy, a student who is the relative of an 
alumnus. In addition, each year we strive to increase the 
endowment of this scholarship by $5,000, so that eventually 
the scholarship will be self-perpetuating. 

Since many of the items we offer are perishable, the 
Alumnae Association does not maintain a stock of most items. 
The items you order are shipped directly to you from the 
manufacturer. If you order more than one item, you will not 
receive your entire order at one time. Please allow 2 - 3 weeks 
for processing your order (6-8 weeks for chairs). 

Satisfaction guaranteed: All products featured in our 
catalog were tested and selected personally by members of the 
MBC Alumnae Association Finance Committee. If your order 
does not arrive in good condition, the Mary Baldwin Alumnae 
Association will expedite a prompt replacement of the item. 
And if you are not satisfied with your order for any reason, we 
will gladly issue a full refund. 

Linda Martin Graybill '83 
MBC Alumnae Association 
Chair, Finance 

The MBC Sampler is actively soliciting products made 

by our alumnae; Please contact the Alumnae Office at 

703-887-7007 for information. 


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The Mary Baldwin Magazmv IS 

Alumnae Awards 1991 

During Homecoming and Commencement 1991, five women 
were honored for outstanding accomplishments and contributions 
to Mary Baldwin and to their home communities. 

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Katherine Kivligtian Carter 

Leigh Yates Farmer 

The Emily Smith Medallion, 

the Alumnae Association's most pres- 
tigious award, recognizes outstanding 
service to community, church, and 
Commonwealth, and was presented 
to Katherine ("Kit") Kivlighan 
Carter '44 of Staunton, Virginia. 
Kit has chaired or co-chaired most of 
the reunions her MBC class has cel- 
ebrated, opened her home to various 
Mary Baldwin groups, and has been 
tennis coach at Mary Baldwin upon 
the retirementofLois Blackburn Bryan. 
As Director of the Senior Citizens 
Center of Staunton, she was instru- 
mental in the founding of a Senior 
Citizens Center in Churchville, Vir- 
ginia. A member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of 
Staunton, she is co-director of the "Friendship Club," 
which serves dinner every two weeks to disadvantaged 
people; she has served on the vestry; and has been active 
in the Altar guild and participated in many church 
projects. She has been a member of the board of directors 
of the Staunton Tennis Association, the Historic Staunton 
Foundation, the Staunton Mental Health Association, and 
the Valley Mental Health Services. In 1 987 she received 
the J. Lewis Gibbs distinguished service award for "out- 
standing service in the field of mental health." Kit was also 
instrumental in the re-establishment of the Staunton Alum- 
nae Chapter (now the Staunton/Waynesboro/Augusta 
Chapter), which went on to be awarded the Chapter 
Achievement Award in 1989. 

The Emily Wirsing Kelly 
Leadership Award was received 
by Leigh Yates Farmer '74, of 

Richmond, Virginia. A past president 
of the Alumnae Association, Leigh 
now serves as an alumna trustee and 
is active as o member of the Sesqui- 
centennial Campaign committee. She 
co-chaired her class' 15th reunion 
and served on the planning commit- 
tees for Tulips-N-Juleps in 1990 and 
Tulips-N-Juleps II in 1991. She has 
also been involved in Richmond-area 
activities, including the United Way, 
the Richmond MetroChamber of Com- 
merce, Planned Parenthood, thejunior 
League of Richmond, and Reveille 
United Methodist Church. 

Mary Murrin Painter 

Mary Murrin 
Painter '71, of Hume, 
Virginia, was cited for the 
Career Achievement 
A\vard. She is the owner 
and operator of Virginia i 
Natives, a wildfloweri 
nursery and custom land- 
scape design firm. She 
founded the Virginia Na- 
tive Plant Society in 1982! 
and has served as presi- 
dent and board member 
at both the state and local 
levels. Active in her com- 
munity in a variety of' 
service organizations as 
well, Mary is volunteer naturalist for the Fairfax, Virginia 
County Park Authority. She was named Volunteer of the 
Year in 1985 by Barbara Bush, wife of the President of the 
United States. She is Currently director of the Conference 
on Landscaping with Native Plants at Cullowhee, North 
Carolina for 1990-92. 

Lucy Tomlinson 
Wallace '75 of Jack 
sonville, Florida, who was 
featured in a recent issue 
of the Mary Baldwin 
Magazine, received the 
Service to Community 
Av^ard. A member of 
the Northeast Florida 
Group of the Sierra Club, 
Lucy spearheaded the 
defeat of a proposal for a 
mass burn garbage incin- 
erator injacksonville. Her 
efforts to educate people 
about the need to "re- 
duce, reuse, and recycle," 
and her grassroots environmental activism earned her in 
1989 the Lee and Mimi Adams Environmental Award. 

Lucy Tomlinson Wallace 

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Josephine Elizabeth 
Hutcheson Mognifico 

The Service to 
Church A>vard went to 
Josephine Elizabeth 
Hutcheson Mognifico 

'32of Farmville, Virginia 
Josephine holds a M.Ed, 
degree from the Univer- 
sity of Virginia and has 
retired from her position 
of Associate Professor of 
Mathematics at 

Longwood College. She 
has served as the trea- 
surer for her Delta Kappa 
Gamma chapter for 24 
years and has been a 
member of the Friends of 

the Library and the Hospital Auxiliary. A member of Johns 
Memorial Episcopal Church, Josephine was the second 
woman to serve on the vestry. She has served on the Altar 
Guild since the 1 960s, has been chair of Group II of the 
Episcopal Church Women since 1970, has acted as 
treasurer for all fund-raising projects since 1 975, and has 
represented the Episcopal Church Women and the vestry 
several times at the Diocesan Council. 

Share The Spirit of MBC 
With A 
Prospective Student 

One of our most effective admissions recruiting tools is 
the visit of a prospective student to Mary Baldwin. When 
a prospective student comes to campus she sees first hand 
the beautiful setting and experiences the warm and 
friendly atmosphere of the College. Overall, a campus 
visit enables the student to receive an in-depth look at the 
opportunities that a Mary Baldwin education can offer 

We invite you to bring a prospective student with you 
to campus any time of the year. For your visitor, we will 
arrange a tour of the campus, appointments with mem- 
bers of the faculty according to the student's interests, an 
interview with an admissions counselor, and lunch in Lyda 
B. Hunt Dining Hall. 

To make arrangements, please call Harriet Runkle, 
director of admissions volunteers, in the Office of Alum- 
nae Activities at 703/887-7007. Or, write to her in core 
of the College. 

Appointments are available Monday through Friday 
from 8:30 a.m. until 4:40 p.m. and on Saturdays from 
9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. 

Student Teacher Assistance Fund 
Honors Dr. Irving 

A fund to provide assistance for Mary Baldwm 
seniors who are fulfilling the student teaching 
requirement for teacher certification has been established 
in honor of retiring education professor Mary D. Irving. 
The fund, established by MBC alumna Cynthia Luck Haw 
and her husband, J. Sheppard Haw III, of High Point, 
North Carolina, was announced in late June at a lun- 
cheon honoring Dr. Irving. 

Dr. Irving, who retired at the end of the 1990-1991 
academic year, joined the faculty of Mary Baldwin in 
1966. She received her doctoral degree from The 
University of Virginia and has served as a national 
educational consultant for New York publishers Ginn and 
Company. A noted author. Dr. Irving is a member of the 
International Reading Association, the National Reading 
Council, and numerous other educational associations. 

Mrs. Haw, a former student of Dr. Irving, graduated 
from Mary Baldwin in 1 979 with a B. A. in psychology and 
taught school for twelve years. She is the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles S. Luck III, of Crozier, Virginia. Mr. Luck 
is chairman of the Mary Baldwin Board of Trustees. 

Led to right: Charles S. Luck III, his wile True Luck, Dr. 
Mary D Irving: Cynthia Haw, Or Cynthia H. Tyson, 
president of MBC: and J. Sheppora Haw III 

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Chapters in ACTION 



San Francisco Bay Area/Northern California 

Lucinda Barksdale Sprinkle '88 of San Jose has organized a 
San Francisco Bay area chapter. She worked with alumni 
chapters of other Virginia colleges to organize a fun and well- 
attended "Old Dominion Day by the Boy Crab Feed" in Golden 
Gate Park, and has sent out a newsletter and survey. Another 
event is being planned for this fall. 


Neil' York City 

Metro DC 

Offices of the Metro D.C. Chapter at the reception 
honoring President Cynthia H. Tyson in March. Left to 
right: Paige Willhite '88, Sharon Hanger '85, Lisa 
Derby '88, and Libby Coleman '88. 

The spectacularly renovated Union 
Station was the site of a well-attended 
reception in March, coordinated by 
chapter officers Paige Willhite '88, Lisa 
Derby '88, Libby Coleman '88, and 
Sharon Hanger '85. President Cynthia 
H. Tyson spoke on the subject of educa- 
tion for women. 

In April, Martha Poarch Former '58 
hosted a party for students who had 
applied to Mary Baldwin. President 
Cynthia H. Tyson, Executive Director of 
Admissions Elaine files, and Associate 
Director of Admissions Roni Jennings 
attended from the College. 



At the first major Mary Baldwin gath- 
ering in Jacksonville in some years. 
President Cynthia H. Tyson met alum- 
nae at a cocktail buffet held in February at Cafe on the Square. 
Jackie Triglio O'Hare '84, Betty Owen Scoff '77, Thelma Riddle 
Golightly '40, and Gretchen Binard Wovell '79 served on the 
committee thot planned this successful revitolization of the Jack- 
sonville chapter. 

Francis Carleton Compton '23 hosted a luncheon at the 
Tampo Yacht and Country Club in honor of President Cynthia H. 
Tyson in March. Angela Favata '89 and Elizabeth Sullivan Smith 
'28 worked with Francis to organize the gathering. The lovely 
decorations were yellow and white in honor of Mary Baldwin. 

In May, Mary Baldwin alumnae participated in the Old 
Dominion/Carolina mixer party at the Davis Islands Garden 
Club Building in Tampa. 



Lucille Hodges '89 and Shelby Powell '89 hosted a dessert for 
applicants and prospective students in their home in April. 
Assistant Director of Admissions Rebecca Walker '89 attended 
from the College. 
Savannali/Hilton Head 

President Cynthia H. Tyson visited Savannah alumnae in 
February, ond the chapter hosted an elegant cocktail party at the 
home ofjohn and Peggy GignilliatCarsweir53 in Savannah. Liz 
Lafitte Molinowski '81, Libby Miller '88, and Mimi Wagner Jones 
'82 served with Peggy on the planning committee, and Nelle 
McCants '53 and Oro Smith '83 helped topromote the party, at 
which over 30 alumnae and friends or MBC enjoyed the 
fellowship and food. 

In June, President Cynthia H. Tyson again visited the area. 
Charlie Luck, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and his wife True 
hosted a gathering at their home on Hilton Head Island. 



In May, MBC alumnae in Chicago participated in a joint effort 
with alumnae chapters from several Virginia colleges, the Fifth 
Annual Kentucky Derby Day Party, which was held at he 
Winnetka Community House. 

Alumnae and friends gathered in the house of trustee 
Louise Rossett McNamee '70 in April to hear Dean of 
the College, James Lott, read one of his short stories. 

Louise Rossett McNamee '70 and her husband, Tom, hosted 1 
a reception and short-story reading in their home in March, 
featuring Dean of the College Dr. James Lott. Dean Lott read "The i 
Unexpected Birth of Florida Stomp," which will appear in The\ 
Virginia Quarterly ReviewtWis fall. Laura Kerr '84 chairs the New 
York chapter. 

In June, former MBC trustee Judith Godwin hosted a reception 
in her home in Greenwich Village, in honor of President Cynthia ■ 
H. Tyson. 



Almost holf of the Mary Baldwin Alumnae in Rhode Island 
attended a luncheon in February, coordinated by Susan Little '82. 
Although the group is small, the relative level of involvement is 



Alumnae in Columbia had the opportunity in February to visit 
with MBC alumnae as well as alumni from other private colleges 
in Virginia at Commonwealth Day VII at the Pine Tree Hunt Club, 
Coordinating Mary Baldwin's participation was Anita Thee 
Graham '5 1 , past president of the Alumnae Association. 

Director of the Annual Fund Nancy Poole represented the 
College in April at the first event in the Greenville/Spartanburg 
area for many years. The luncheon was hosted by Trustee Anna 
Kate Reid Hipp '63. 

San Antonio Chapter. Left to right: *Plack Carr, Dallas; 
MBC President Cynthia H. Tyson; Trustee Peggy Carr '67, 
Dallas; 'Sis Carr, Dallas; Margaret King Stanley '51, Son 
Antonio; LaRue Hall '35, Waco. * In-laws of Peggy Carr 

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In March, Sally Simons '80 coordinated a party for appli- 
cants to Mary Baldwin at the home of Julie Reedy '73, Assistant 
Director of Admissions Karen Douglas attended from the Col- 

The Mary Baldwin event of the year was held in Dallas in 
conjunction with the Board of Trustees meeting there in April. 
Peggy Anderson Corr '67 chaired the planning committee, 
consisting of Kathy Barksdole Craine '74, Ann Ponder Dickson 
'61, Betty Berger Fulgham '51, Joan Velton Hall '66, Rondi 
Nymon Holsell '65, Margaret Hunt Hill '37, Caroline Rose Hunt 
'43, Susan Bernoudy Lebowitz '71 , and Carlo Rucker Nix '57. 

In addition to the special events for the Trustees and lor major 
donors, the committee organized a "Round-Up," held at the Hall 
of State at the Texas Fairgrounds, for oil alumnoe and friends of 
Mary Baldwin in Texas. Casual dress, southwestern food, 
country music, actors representing figures from Texas history, fun 
western decorations, and a tremendous turn-out made the Round- 
Up an unforgettable and delightful evening. 

In March, Cynthia Wier '68 coordinated a party for students 
who applied for admission. The event was hosted by the Adopt- 
A-High School participants in Houston at Corraba's. Assistant 
Director of Admissions Karen Douglas attended from the Col- 
San Antonio 

San Antonio-area alumnae hosted a full day of cultural 
activities on May 1 1 for alumnae from Dallas, Laredo, Austin, 
Waco, and Victoria. Following lunch at the Argvie Club, the 
group visited the San Antonio Museum of Art for "Mexico; 
Splendors of Thirty Centuries." In the evening, Margaret Stanley 
'51, executive director of the San Antonio Performing Arts 
Association, sponsored the group's ottendance at 'Bollet 
Hispanico" at ttie Lila Cockrell Threotre. President Tyson, her son 
Marcus, Director of Major Gifts Louro Alexander '71, Annual 
Fund director Nancy Poole, end Director of Admissions Volun- 
teers Harriet Runkle also attended. 

Members of the newly revitalized Tidewater Alumnae Chapter 
at their Apple Day party in Virginia Beach on November 8, 


Eastern Shore 

Applicants and prospective students enjoyed the hospitality 
of Alumna Trustee Cecile Mears Turner '46 in April. Director of 
Admissions Volunteers Harriet Runkle and Assistant Director of 
Admissions Donna Shirley attended from the College. 
Newport News 

Emma Padgett Fitzhugh '40 invited applicants end prospec- 
tive students to her home for dessert in April. Assistant Director 
of Admissions Donna Shirley attended from the College. 


Applicants and prospective students in the Richmond area 
were treated to a dessert party in April at the home of R.J. Landin- 
Loderick'86. Executive Director of Admissions Elaine B. Lilesand 
Assistant Director of Admissions Donna Shirley attended from the 

Tulips-N-Juleps II, held at the Windsor House in Richmond on 
April 24, was a spectacular success, with over 220 people 
attending from areas throughout Virginia and elsewhere on the 
East Coast. Of course, tulips held the place of honor in the many 
beautiful floral arrangements, and mint juleps were available 
along with other food and drink. The next day, over 50 alumnae 
and friends went on the West End Garden Tour and attended the 
MBC luncheon held at the home of Betsy Scott Feotherslone '62. 
Joelle Keith '88, presidentoftheRichmondChapter, worked with 
Alumna Trustee Leigh Yates Farmer '74, R.J. landin-Loderick '86, 
Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe '73, and Vickie Reid Argabright 
'64 in planning the Virginia Garden Week festivities. 

The Roanoke Valley Chapter hosted a cock- 
tail party in January to honor the Executive 
Committee of the Alumnae Association Board 
of Directors, which held their winter meeting in 
Roanoke the next day. The party at Hunting 
Hills Country Club was planned by a commit- 
tee including Doris Clement Kreger '48, Pam 
Dunbar Kreger '76, Lynne Kreger Frye '79, 
Cyndi Phillips Fletcher '82, Lee Coleman 
Gutshall '76, Judy Lipes Garst '63, Margaret 
Carper Woldrop '40, and Barbara Knisely 
Roberts '73. Over 90 alumnae, parents, 
trustees, and other guests attended. 

In April, reception at the home of John 
and Cathye Dabney Edwards '71 honored 
former MBC President Dr. Samuel R. Spencer, 
Jr., who was serving as acting president of 
Hollins College. Gale Palmer Penn '63, Anne 
Nimmo Dixon '64, Louise Fowlkes Kegley '54 
and Cathye Edwards planned the event, which 
drew over 70 alumnae and other guests 
Alumnae Association President Barbara Knisely 
Roberts, of Burlington, North Carolina, and 
MBC President Cynthia H. Tyson spoke of Dr. 
Spencer's great contributions to Mary Baldwin 
as well as nigher education in general. 
Augusta County 

The Staunton/Waynesboro/Augusta 
County Chapter has changed their name to reflect the area thot 
it serves Members of SWA provided valuable ossistance to the 
Admissions program by hosting receptions during the three 
student overnight weekends held in the spring semester, during 
which high school students come to campus to learn about Mary 
Baldwin Eleanor Jomison Supple '42 coordinated all three 
receptions, with help from Genevieve Benckenstein Elder '41, 
Mary Donner Dennis '26, Mary Knowles Hamilton '45, Elva Julio 
Fifer '48, Charlotte Foil Williams '47, Alice Gilkeson Simpkins 
'37, Peggy Herscher Hitchmon '40, Emily Eokle Morgan '42, 
and Jean Anderson Nicewonder '42 

The SWA chapter's onnuol Ham to Jam Luncheon was o 
success, with over 60 alumnoe attending. The recipes for all 
items served were token from the Alumnoe Association's Horn to 
Jam cookbook. 

Plans are well underway for the chapter's sesquicentennial 
gala benefit on September 20, which will feature Carol Taylor of 
Chorlotlesville, on entertoiner who has starred in several Brood- 
way musicals. Proceeds will benefit the Elsie Carleton Olsson 
Day Student Scholarship endowment fund Mary Albergotti 
Homer '81 will continue as chapter chair for 1991-92 

President Cynthia H. Tyson and Dr Samuel R 
Spencer Jr., former president of Mary 
Baldwin, at the reception in Roanoke on April 
23, 1991. 

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info a retirement community. 
She is very happy there. 

Louise Hodges Hartzog '23 
at 90 with one of her 
oldest toys ~ an original 
Teddy Bear. 


of Greenwood, 5C, writes that 
her West Coast family joined 
her East Coast family to cel- 
ebrate her 90th birthday in Co- 
lumbia on Christmos night. 
One of her gifts was a modern 
doll house which has been en- 
joyed by many visitors, includ- 
ing three Brownie Scout troops. 


ETTA BROWN Foster is pro 

viding a home for a Malaysian 
college graduate and on Afri- 
can college graduate from 
Kenya. Etta is active in tfie 
Cfiurchville Woman's Club and 
tfie Saint James United Method- 
ist Cfiurcfi in Churchville, VA. 
McNeely of Charlotte, NC, is 
82 and keeping up! She has 
two sons, Albert and Richard, 
one grandson and three grand- 



Lee of Saint Petersburg, FL, re- 
tired after working with AARP 
for 1 1 years. She has ployed 
piano for the Solvation Army 
Rehobilitotion Center twice a 
week for 1 9 years and contin- 
ues to play at the Thursday 
evening informal service and at 
the Sunday early morning ser- 
vice. Margaret has also been 
a member of Woodlown Pres- 
byterian Church Choir since 
1954, "The Lord has been very 
good to me over the years. He 
is my spiritual guide. Every- 
thing else falls in place," 


ANITA BERNIE Burrows of 

Mystic, CT, recently enjoyed 
her 82nd birthday. 



Tazewell, VA, has on active re- 
tired husband, Albert. They 
have four married children liv- 
ing within a doy's drive, and 
eight grandchildren, some be- 
ginning their college journeys. 
Although visually handi- 
capped, Agnes feels very 
blessed, especially when Mary 
Baldwin College friends come 
to visit. 

RUTH D. SEE of Harrisonburg, 
VA, and her sister KATHARINE 
SEE '27 had a wonderful time 
on the MBC literary pilgrimage 
to England in June, 1 990. "This 
was the most congenial group 
we've ever traveled with," 



Alberts has moved from Hol- 
lyv/ood, Fl, to Plantation, FL, 



Richmond, VA, has two daugh- 
ters (one in Richmond, VA, and 
one in Fort Smith, AR) three 
granddaughters and one 
grandson. Two granddaugh- 
ters ore married, one living in 
Ookton, VA, and one in 
Greensboro, NC. Another 
granddaughter attends the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina 
School of Design. Dorothy's 
grandson lives in New York 
City, NY. They have all gradu- 
ated from college, and three 
hove earned graduate de- 
grees. Dorothy is active in First 
Presbyterian Church, does vol- 
unteer work, and enjoys gar- 
dening and traveling. 


man writes that her husband, 
Elmer, died January 17, 1991. 
She feels very fortunate to hove 
son, daughter-in-law, and 
two grandsons living in 
Staunton. Her daughter-in-law 
graduated from MBC in 1985 
ond is a social worker at the lo- 
cal state hospital. 
RUTH GALEY Welllver of 
Columbia, MO, enjoys return- 
ing to Mary Baldwin twice a 
year for the Alumnae Associa- 
tion Board of Directors meet- 
ings. In October 1990, Ruth 
and her husband, Warren, had 
a reunion with her college 
roommates, FRANCES 
PHILPOTTS Hudgins and 
Price, at Big Meadows on Sky- 
line Drive. All her family was 
at the condo in Jupiter, FL, for 
the holidays. 

LELIA HUYETT White visited 
JUNE TROUT Harris 39 last 
February, on her way to 
Florida from her home in Perry, 
NY. Lelio said it was fun catch- 
ing up on mutual friends. In 
August 1 990, her son was 
married in California. Lelio 
still rides, skis, and does a lot 
of traveling. 


Boyer and hor husband. Lacy, 
spent sixteen good days in En- 
gland, Ireland, and Scotland 
last summer. Margaret lives in 
Woodstock, VA. 
HELEN VOLK Dubrow of 
New York, NY, has a daughter 
who is a professor of English at 
the University of Wisconsin 
of Hillsborough, CA, writes that 
her garden work has become 
both utilitarian and recreational 
with creative challenges. Her 
grandson, Cory McCloud, has 
been attending the Sorbonne in 

Paris and her daughter, Kim 
McCloud, is an accomplished 
artist in Los Anqeles, CA. 



Shay of Linthicum, MD, 
thought the 50th reunion was 
so much fun she is looking for- 
ward to getting together again 
to help celebrate the biq 1992 


ham of Pulaski, VA, writes 
that her 20-year-old grandson, 
Stewart Johnston, died in Ma- 
dras, India, on December 21, 
1990, which mode Christmas 
extremely sod. He was buried 
in Charlottesville, VA, on Janu- 
ary 5, 1991. 
Lockney of Edmond, OK, 
was named Breeder of the 
Year for 1990 by DOGS USA, 
a notional canine organiza- 
tion. For more than 20 years, 
she has been breeding and 
showing miniature schnouzers. 
She operates the Ruedesheim 
Miniature Schnouzer Kennel in 
Edmond. Her son lives in Tulsa, 
and her daughter lives in 

DORIS SILER Miller of Mt 
Jackson, VA, retired after 
teaching 36 years in 
Shenandoah County. She has 
enjoyed seven years of retire- 
ment and keeps busy entering 
arts and crafts shows through- 
out Virginia 


Bowditch of Yorklown, VA, 
was recently honored by the 
Williamsburg Area Chamber 
of Commerce along with her 
family for their combined en- 
ergy and success on behalf of 
area business, industry, educa- 
tion, and myriad community 
pursuits. Marian founded 
Yorktown's Watermen's Mu- 
seum. She said she has cur- 
tailed many of her volunteer ac- 
tivities after extending herself 
too far and is concentrating on 
house, family and the increas- 
ing number of grandchildren 
while she copes with increas- 
ing grey hairl 

Missoula, MT, and her hus 
bond, John, are very proud of 
their oldest son, Jock Horner. 
Jack is a leading dinosaur pa- 

Mathews of Chester, VA, 
and hor hi/sbrjnd, lorry, met 
for a wr;,,k..nd in Williamsburg, 
Morrison nnd Ik.-i husband, 
Albert; LAURA LUCK Stiles 
and hor husband, josoph; and 
(PEGGY) Darden, and her 
husband. Bill, They ore all fine 
and had a good time, 


Miniclier of Longwood, FL, is 
still busy with her miniatures. 
Her Southwest Artists Studio 
and silver shop was on display 
for the Orlando Institute of Art's 
Christmas Parade of Trees at 
Loch Haven. She is still play- 
ing golf "like mod." 



Glen Mills, PA, attended her 
45th reunion in 1990. She 
writes, "At least 17 gals 
showed up as well as many 
spouses. I would like to hear 
from more of my classmates." 
Wilmington, NC, recently hod 
lunch with BETTY NEISLER 
Timberlake, and it was on 
enjoyable reunion. They hope 
to start a Wilmington alumnae 



Bristol, TN, is keeping busy 
with her family, church, and 
gardening. Her 21 st grand- 
child was born in May. She 
writes that each one is special, 
wonderful, brilliant, and beauti- 

MILLER Reynolds of 
Gettysburg, PA, says 1990 
was a busy year for her family. 
Bob is substitute teaching and 
Margaret is involved with 
flower show judging and teach- 
ing both Ikebana and Ameri- 
can flower arranging. Be- 
tween visits to Hilton Head, 
SC, they visit with their children 
and four grandchildren in Sil- 
ver Spring, MD, and Lancaster, 

JOAN MORAN Smith of 
Farmville, NC, has o new 
daughter-in-law, as her son, 
David Land, was married on 
March 30, 1991 to June A. 

Jackson, MS, mourns the pass- 
ing of her husband, Thomas 
Arnold, who died in January 
Lutken is the sister of Mr. Turner. 


Leach of Leesburg, VA, is still 
enjoying retirement. She re- 
mains active in her church and 
choir, AAUW, and Woman's 
Club of Loudoun. She loves 
water exercise classes, garden- 
ing, bridge, her AAUW book 
group, and travels occasion- 
ally, Hor mother celebrated her 
101 St birthday in December. 
Wilmington, DE, has a new 
grandson, Thomas Marshall, 
born October 1 9, 1 990, in 

20 August 1991 

Huntington, WV, to George 
and Martha 


Blackshear of Gallalm, TN, 
and her husband, Joseph, who 
is a retired surgeon, ore enjoy- 
ing life and having no sched- 
ule, they ore just having fun! 
They are going to Florida and 
hope to see DOROTHY HILL 
Jefferis, who is spending two 
months in Fort Myers with her 
husband, Jeff Mary Fron will 
also be visiting her daughter, 
McGahan '71, m Saint 
Simons Islond, GA 
Weyers Cove, VA, is serving 
on the boards of Slaunlon-Au- 
guslo Social Services and Alter- 
natives for Abused Adults, She 
is also the president of Valley 
Republican Women's Club, 
She toured the West Coast in 
April of 1 99 1 , jean has three 


NEWMAN Avent moved to 
Greensboro, NC, in March of 
1990 Her husband, 
Lawrence, is working as parish 
associate at First Presbyterian 
Church there They love 
Greensboro and enjoy spend- 
ing as much time as possible 
with their two daughters and 
four grandchildren, who range 
in age from one to nine years 
old Morgoret enjoyed her 
40lh MBC reunion 
ANN CRAIG Bickell of 
Pittsboro, NC, is busy all the 
time She writes that she is be- 
ginning to feel like a real 
southerner after four years in 
North Carolina 
Norfolk, VA, is still teaching 
sixth grade science and loves 
it. Her daughter, Nancy 
Stanley, owns an art gallery in 
Norfolk She has three sons, 
all married, two of whom live 
in the Richmond, VA, area and 
one in Massachusetts Betty 
and her husband, Dickson, cel- 
ebrated their 40th wedding an- 
niversary on Saint Patrick's 
Day. They met on a blind date 
at Mary Baldwin, while he was 
at University of Virginia 
Smith of Chotlanoogo, TN, 
hod a reunion with NANCY 
ANDERSON Blakey n 
Istanbul, Turkey in June 1990. 
Nancy is living in Izmit, Turkey 
which is near Istanbul Betty Jo 
writes, "My husband and 1 
were on a tour of Turkey and 
Greece. I read in The Mary 
Baldwin Magazine about 
Nancy living in Turkey and 
called the College to get her 
address, then I wrote to her. 
We had a wonderful time 
catching up, and we had not 
seen each other for over 40 

MAKEPEACE Turner of 
Warwick Npck, Rl, donated a 
copy of Rhode Island A His- 
tory by William G McLoughlin 
to the Grafton Library. 


great cruise from South Africo 
to New York on the Queen 
Elizabeth I! It was the end of 
a three-month world cruise. 
Jean toured Tenerife, Gibraltar, 
and Lisbon. 

of Hyottsville, MD, is com- 
pletely thrilled with the role of 
grandmother. She has two 
grandsons: Tyler, born Novem- 
ber 7, 1988 and Eric, born 
October 3, 1990 
SHAHAN Wilcox of Rome, 
GA, and her husband, Bud, 
ore "marrying off" their last 
and youngest son. Bill He is 
twenty-five and sells insuronce 
for Northwestern Mutual 
Louis, their older son, hos two 
sons and is employed by 
BanneM Bank in Winter Park, 
FL, Cathy, their only daughter, 
is married to o Northwest Air- 
lines pilot and teaches kinder- 
garten in Rome, GA, 


LYNN DAZET Lipsey of 

Blocksburg, VA, and her hus- 
band, John, are glad to be 
bock in Virginia after spending 
a year in Pensocola, FL. Lynn's 
husband is retired from medi- 
cal practice and is now teach- 
ing high school biology and 
chemistry. Lynn has three 
granddaughters who will be 
prime candidates for MBC. 
Lynn still keeps close tabs on 
her Mary Baldwin roommate, 
of Memphis, TN 
ANN HEFNER Locy of Dal 
las, TX, has two daughters who 
studied in France. One daugh- 
ter recently performed in a ploy 
in Dallas, TX, and the other is a 
computer whiz in Houston, TX. 



Bellaire, TX, has en|oyed visit- 
ing olumnae who live in San 
Antonio, TX. 


DONIA CRAIG Dickerson 

of Nashville, TN, writes that the 
fall of 1 990 brought three spe- 
cial events: the unveiling of 
President Tyson's official por- 
troit, painted by the most out- 
standing artist she represents, 
Robert Southey of Lake Forest, 
IL, she was guest lecturer on 
the Renaissance Ms maiden 
voyage from Copenhagen to 
Nantes, and was guest lecturer 
for the second time on the 
Queen Elizabeth II, from New 
York to South Hampton Donio 
is also celebrating her 30lh 
year as on art broker/lecturer. 
She is an opera buff, thanks to 
Miss Fannie's Germon litera- 
ture class "which helped so 
much with Wogner." 
ANNE ODEN Hall of Shreve^ 
port, LA, writes fhot her hus- 
band. Pike, hos been elected 
Justice of the Louisiana Su- 
preme Court. They are now di- 
viding their time between Shreve- 
port and New Orleans, LA. 


JEAN WEBSTER Southall of 

Virginia Beach, VA, hod a 

Gibian of Southport, CT, and 
her son, Tim, ore proud to an- 
nounce the birth of her grand- 

daughter, Jessico Morie 
Gibion, on July 20, 1990. 
Patty's son, Tom Schneider, 
was married on September 22, 
1990 Paul, Patty's husbond, 
retired from Generol Signal 
ond New York Air Brake in 
1990 Potty is in groduote 
school at Fordham University 
working toward o master's de- 
gree in social work and will 
counsel step-families. Paul and 
Rick live in Seanle, WA, 
Stephanie in Boston, MA, Andy 
in Denver, CO, Kevin in Wis- 
consin, and Jim and Julie in 
New York City "We are very 
blessed with the new additions 
to our family " 
Ingram of Harlan, KY, is 
thrilled about her new change 
in jobs, from supervisor of Wel- 
fare and Food Stamps to office 
monoger of Child Support En- 
forcement. Bettye enjoyed her 
two week vocation in Seoul, 
Koreo, and Hong Kong last 
foil. She ploys the organ and 
piano for church ond commu- 
nity groups. Bettye hopes she 
will have the opportunity to 
Maultsby's daughter, Nancy, 
perform with the Chicago Op- 
era Company. 



and her husband hove a sec 
ond grandchild (first grand- 
daughter) born January 5, 
1991 to their daughter, Jen- 
nifer, a pediatric physical 
therapist Julionne's son, Jim, 
married Aubrey Humphries on 
June 23, 1990 She writes 
that "Aubrey's mom went to 
Sweet Briar, but we love her 
anyway!" Julianne has a new 
job in the Community Relations 
Department of Scottish Rite 
Children's Medicine Center in 
Atlanta, GA 

Berkeley, CA, is pursumg her 
master's degree in social work 
at Son Francisco State Univer- 
sity. Her husband, Joe, is a 
chaplain intern ot Pacific Medical 
Center in Son Froncisco, CA. 
ANN DENNY Kinscherff of 
Corroles, NM, remarried in De- 
cember, 1989, after being 
widowed several years. Her 
husbond. Bob, is a retired 
■ army colonel and the father of 
four adult children. Ann retired 
from Neimon Marcus, and she 
and Bob are now enjoying a 
somewhat rural lifestyle in the 
'land of enchantment ' 
Lucos of Fishersville, VA, 
made on oround-the-world trip 
last fall to visit her daughter in 
the Peace Corps in Nepal, 
stopping in the European Alps, 
the Southern Alps of New 
Zealand, Australia, and Tahiti. 
"Great trip, ond greot to be 
back home' ' 

JANE HOGAN Moses and 
her husband just moved into a 
new home in the country near 
Corroles, NM, which they de- 
signed and built themselves. "It 
wos lots of work but so reword- 
ing " Jane enjoys needlepoint 
ond other stitching including 
making some new items for her 
church She is moderator of 
Presbyterion Women and o lay 
pastor They enjoy their two 

of Boone, NC, co-oulhored 

with colleagues on orticle, "Im- 
poster Phenomenon and Psy 
chological Type Among Bank- 
ing and Higher Education Pro- 
fessionals," which was pub- 
lished in the Journal of Psychol- 
ogy Type Mary hos also 
been selected to be the director 
of the Appolochian House in 
Washington, DC, which is a fa- 
cility of Appolachion State Uni- 
versity. The 1991 1992 oco- 
demic yeor will be Mory's 25fh 
at Appalachian State University. 



of Manassas, VA, is still in- 
volved with the Prince Williom 
Hospital, both in the ouxiliary 
and OS choir of the hospital's 
Founders Society She is a 
member of the Manassas His- 
torical Committee ond was 
busy with the opening ot the 
new Manassas Museum on 
February 1, 1990 Ann's 
daughter, ELISE (USA) 
HARROVER '82, will be mar- 
ried in September to Brian 
Harlow. Her younger dough- 
ter, Molly, who attended Salem 
College is now Mrs. Ron Lone 
Both girls leach in Manassas 
City Schools. Ann's son, Chris, 
is a surveyor. 



daughter, Beth, hod o girl, 
Sally Rose, on June 8, 1989. 
Her grandson, Graham, wos 
two on December 30, 1990. 
Solly is in her second year as 
on alderman for the City of 
Frederick, MD "It is very chal- 
lenging and keeps me busy " 
Fisher, WV, has been leaching 
American history courses on a 
part-time basis for two West 
Virginia colleges. "Since I hove 
retired from archival work and 
historical editing — a wonderful 
woy to keep up with the field — 
my reading list is endless." 


SARA SQUIRES Ericlcson of 

Richmond, VA, recently talked 

Rohner, who is commuting 
between Alexandria, VA, and 
Australia, Doris' husband, Lee, 
is with an oil compony in Aus- 

is living in Houston, TX Her 
oldest daughter graduated 
from the University of Texas 
with an art and drama degree 
Allison Ann has just accepted o 
position with Elizobeth Arden 
as manager and represenlotive 
ot Morshall Field's in Houston 
Her second daughter grodu- 
ated from Boylor University. 
Laura Lee is o traffic manoger 
in an odvertising firm, 
Eisenran, Johns and Laws, 
which is also locoted in Hous- 
ton Ann's husband, Glen, is 
self-employed as a business 
consultant and specializes in 
smoll business loans Ann is 
busy refurbishing their house 
and tending lo her mony cats — 
her "fuzzy buddies!' 


ANNE PONDER Dickson of 

Dallas TX soys Although it is 

Cunilla Philipion Kloie '60 
of Lund. Sweden, on her 
50th birthday in September 

Vic Mary Baldwin Magazine 21 

probably fhe time in life to slow 
down and smell the roses it 
seems activities just keep pick- 
ing up. Our rose garden died 
out this winter and it's going to 
stoy that way." New projects 
for Anne include board mem- 
bership in Texas Society of Ar- 
chitects, City of Dallas Urban 
Rehabilitation Standards Board 
and Affordable Housing Coali- 
tion of Dallas. She remains ac- 
tive with the Dallas Alumnae 
Chapter and state-wide politi- 
cal action groups. Being presi- 
dent of the Womens' Founda- 
tion of Texas also takes a big 
chunk of time. Anne and Bob's 
son, Robbie, graduated from 
Brown University and their 
daughter, Stephanie, is active 
in fhe Washington, D.C., Jun- 
ior League and a shelter for 
abused families. 
Holiingshead of Clarksboro, 
NJ, and her family vacationed 
in St. Thomas for Christmas 

ANN WILSON Linn of South 
Miomi, FL, is teaching adult 
education in Coral Gables, FL. 
She also teaches GED and 
reading to adult non-readers. 
Currently, Ann is working on a 
master's degree in adult educa- 
tion at Florida International Uni- 
versity. Her daughter, JANE 
teaches Special Educotion in 
Liberty City and has nearly 
completed her master's pro- 
gram. Anne's other daughter, 
also Mary Baldwin graduate. 
LOUISE TARTT Robinson of 
Orange Beach, AL, reports that 
her daughter, Louise, enjoyed 
being a sophomore at Mary 
Baldwin this past year. 


SAUNDERS Hayes of Hamp 
ton, VA, and her husband, Ri- 
chard, are proud parents of a 
daughter since their oldest son 
Kelly, married Mary Borden on 
June 23, 1990 at a beautiful 
lawn wedding at Margaret's 
mother's house. Their youngest 
son is still stationed at Langley 
Field Air Force Base in Hamp- 
ton and was promoted to Cap- 
tain in October 1 990. Peggy 
and her husband are doing 

IVA ZEILER Lucas is living in 
Fleetv/ood, PA, ond recently 
opened o gift shop. 

A/lary Boldwin alumnae galheiod lor a luncheon in Allanla. 
Leh la right in the back row: Patricia Zimmerman Allen '68, 
Claire Lewis Arnold '69, and Gail McLennan King '69; front 
row: Mary Earle '69, Ray Castles Uttenhove '68, and Patricia 
Binkley Hows '69; foreground: Sheila DeShong Black '69. 

Newport News, VA, lost her 
husband, John Newit, on 
March 6, 1990. 
Pessagno and her husband, 
Jerome, of Westport, CT, cel- 
ebrated their 20th wedding an- 
niversary with a trip to Paris, 

DORA SANDLIN Roberts of 
Oklahoma City, OK, is now an 
assistant public defender han- 
dling capital coses concerning 
the death penalty. 
Featherstone of Richmond, 
VA, has three children who 
have graduated from college 
and are working. The other 
two ore still in high school. Her 
oldest daughter is getting mar- 
ried in July. 

Wallace of Richmond, VA, 
serves on the Board of Direc- 
tors for the Richmond Associa- 
tion of Realtors and the Vir- 
ginia Association of Realtors. 
Also, she has been elected to 
the Honor Society of the Rich- 
mond Association of Realtors. 



Genaro of La Jolla, CA, and 
a friend have authored and 
published Childcare: San Di- 
ego, a comprehensive direc- 
tory of over 550 licensed child 
core centers in San Diego 
county. In connection with 
that, they have been inter- 
viewed by the city magazines 
and newspapers, and done the 
local radio talk show circuit. 
They have had a lot of work, 
and a lot of fun tool She and 
her husband, Frank, visited 
Egypt and France in March 
and April, 1990, and then 
took the whole family on the 
Mississippi Queen for a week 
in September. Their children 
have all grown; one is making 
his way in the entertainment 
world in Los Angeles, one 
graduated from UCLA this June 
and is heading for low school, 
and the "baby" is at the local 
junior college. 
McConnell donated a copy of 
her latest book, A Lenten Com- 
panion to the Martha Grafton 
Library. It was published in 
June, 1990, by Morehouse 

of Phoenix, MD, enjoyed the 
MBC crab feast held for the 
Maryland Alumnae at Gibson 
Island. She thought it was a 
wonderful idea and hopes it 
can be done again. 



Atlanta, GA, reigned as queen 
of Carnival '9 1 at the Carnival 
'91 /Beaux Arts Ball last Febru- 

ANN QUINLEN Jordan of 
Memphis, TN, opened a dress 
shop. Elegance, Inc., with her 
new husband. They sell only 
cocktail, evening, after-five, 
and pogeant dresses & suits. It 
is a new challenge for her. 
She is also President of 
LeBonheur Club, which built 
LeBonheur Children's Medical 
Center in 1952, so she is keep- 
ing herself quite busy. 


a counselor at Lee-Davis High 
School in Mechanicsville, VA, 
directed a support group for 
students with relatives and 
friends in Saudi Arabia during 
the Persian Gulf War. 
Atlanta, GA, and her husband 
spent a semester on sabbatical 
from Emory University. They 
lived in Cambridge, England, 
and had a wonderful time get- 
ting around on bicycles, seeing 
Stephen Hawking zipping 
along in their neighborhood in 
his motorized wheelchair, and 
hearing wonderful music daily 
at King's College and else- 
where. They sow plays in 
both Cambridge and London 
and did some intensive reading 
on 20th century women writ- 
ers, especially Vera Brittain 
and Winifred Holtby. 


SARAH-MACK Lawson of 

Atlanta, GA, is an exercise 
physiologist. She and her hus- 
band, Horace, also have a 
home in the mountains of North 
Carolina. She recently ac- 
cepted the position of represen- 
tative for the state of Georgia 
for the International Fitness As- 
sociation. Sarah-Mock visited 
MBC in March tor the first time 
since leaving, and was over- 
whelmed by its beauty and 
growth. Also, she recently hod 
a reunion with ELIZABETH 
CUMMINS Dudley 84 and 

Richmond, VA, and her hus- 
band, Jim, who is a lawyer, 
have two children: Joel, 2 1 , 
and Mary, 14. Jon is teaching 
piano and painting watercol- 
ors. They enjoyed seeing 
HEIDI BRANDT Robertson, 
Goodwin and ELIZABETH 
Goodykoontz '67 


LIAMS Blanks ond her hus 

bond returned to Woodbridge, 
VA, this post summer after two 
years in Cheyenne, WY. Her 
husband, Randolph, is once 
again working in the Pentagon. 
Their sons are at VMI. They are 
glad to be back home in Vir- 
ginia and enjoy going to foot- 
ball games in Lexington. She 
substitute teaches at Wood- 
bridge Senior High School. 
Purtill of Charlotte, NC, is cur- 
rently working on her master's 
in library science, substituting 
in school libraries, and volun- 
teering at her son Allan's 
school, Charlotte County Day 
School. Allan is in the midst of 
choosing colleges. Her daugh- 
ter. Trover, was an MBC 
sophomore this pait year. 
Williamsburg, VA, is still direc- 
tor of the Abbv Aldrich 
Rockefeller Folk Art Center. 
Her administrative responsibili- 
ties allow time for research and 
writing. The museum, closed 
since 1989 for the addition of 
a major wing, will re-open next 

spring. Carolyn cociuthored 
the book Treosures of Ameri- 
can Folk Art which accompa- 
nies a notional traveling exhibi- 
tion by the some name. The 
show opened at the Whitney in 
New York City in 1 989 and 
has since been on view at the 
De Young in Son Francisco, the 
North Carolina Museum of Art, 
the Dallas Museum of Art, the 
Philbrook in Oklahoma, the 
Notional Museum of American 
Art in Washington, DC, the To- 
ledo Museum of Art, and in 
Omaha, Nebraska. 



York spoke up and said "no" 
to the Notional Endowment for 
the Arts restrictions on artists in 
1 990. She also said "no" to 
the NEA guidelines for 1991. 
Claudia is employed by Time 
and Space Limited Theatre 
Company, Inc. 

lives in Greenville, SC. Her 
doughter, ANNE MORRIS 
BYFORD '89 has moved to 
Portland, OR, to complete her 
PhD. Her son, Peter, is looking 
for a college with a marine bi- 
ology program. 
Gathright of Afton, VA, loves 
being at home to plant, prune 
and play polo - a great way to 
turn 50! She also looks after 
an elderly aunt who is 90 
years old. One son is attend- 
ing Mary Baldwin College 
through the Adult Degree Pro- 
gram. Her other son is back in 
school at University of Virginia 
taking engineering. The third 
son is Navy helicopter pilot. 
LADY APPLEBY Jackson of 
Brentwood, TN, has token a 
new job as director of the 
Mayor's Office for Economic 
Development for Nashville. 
mas of Bethesda, MD, has 
two daughters, a dog and 
three cots. She teaches in nurs- 
ery school and runs an after- 
school program, so she has 
long days surrounded by chil- 
dren of all ages. She is also 
taking courses in early child- 
hood education. She is using 
her photography more and 
more as sort of staff photogra- 
pher at work. 


son of Norfolk, VA, is working 
at Goodman Segar Hogan, a 
commercial real estate com- 
pany, as director of sales. She 
and her husband, Norman, live 
with their two daughters, Clair, 
a 20-year-old sophomore at 
Duke University, and Leigh, 
who is 17. 

Tampa, FL, recently returned 
from Haiti where she worked 
with Coribbeon art and artists. 
She shows Haitian art at sev- 
eral museums and galleries in 
Florida, and recenlfy sailed 
into Santo Domingo harbor on 
an exact replica of Columbus' 

JUDITH WIRTH Williams of 
Redondo Beach, CA, is in 
graduate school at UCLA and 
her daughter, Sarah, is a rising 
sophomore at The University of 

22 AufiusI J997 


Dameron loves living in the 
"Real South" wilh a boal al her 
back door in Georgetown, SC 
Her oldest daughter, Leigh, 
graduated from the University 
of South Caroline in May 
1991 Her youngest, Sally, is 
16 and en|oying high school 
is serving the last year in o 
term as a member of the Board 
of Trustees of St, Paul's School 
for Girls in Glen Arm, MD, 
Her daughter, Whitney, is six 
and Holt is four 
Walter and Phil live in Seattle, 
WA Phil has opened a chili 
parlour. Tarantula Jack's World 
Championship Chili, and con- 
tinues to teach and practice ac- 
counting Devon, who works 
at the Sheraton in Seattle, was 
nominated for the fourth year 
in a row as Convention Ser- 
vices Manager of the Year by 
the readers of the magazine, 
Successful Meetings- 



her husband, Saxby, and her 
fwo daughters, Emily and Ann, 
visited Washington, DC, in 
early April. They planned to 
spend some time with BETH 
FRANCIS Griffith, her hus 
band, Kim, and their four chil- 
dren Beth, who is a decent at 
the National Gallery, gave 
them a personal tour of the gal- 
lery Elizabeth resides in Char- 
lotte, NC 

San Antonio, TX, has gone 
bock to school and now at- 
tends the University of Texas 
She is working on a B.S. in 
nursing, and says her grade 
point overage is "mucfi better 
this time around'" Nancy's 
husband, George, is still active 
in the restaurant business He 
owns two Mexican restaurants, 
one in El Paso, and one in Son 

and her husband, Daniel have 
bought o house in Santa 
Monica, CA Dan is a doctor 
of internal medicme and Eliza- 
beth is adjusting to marriage, a 
new house, and three stepchil- 

and her husband, Joy, have a 
hardware store in Virginia 
Beach, VA Jay flies with 
American Airlines, and they 
have a son, Joy, who is three, 
BJ MCCLIMANS Moses lives 
in Little Rock, AR. where she 
designs and produces enamel 
jewelry She has two sons, 1 7 
and 14 years old, 
JANET SAPP IS busy serving 
as president of the Junior 
League of Augusta, GA, and 
working as a senior profes- 
sional medicol representative 
for Phzer, Inc. Janet also serves 
on the Red Cross Board and a 
hospital foundation boord. 
her husband, James, and two 
children, Jamie and Elizabeth, 
live in Oakton, VA. Lyndy is a 
claims attorney, and James 
works at Payne V^ebber 

Virginia Beach, VA, will re- 
ceive her master's degree in 
English in 1991 

lives m Clorkston, V/A Her 
husband, Potrick, is with 
Bonnevile Power Administra- 
tion. Her children, Toylor, 10, 
and Kelly, 8, are enthusiastic 
soccer players. Patricio is seek- 
ing a new career, and is look- 
ing info teaching She is still 
playing tennis and running 10-K 


Reinhard lives m Cumberland, 
MD, and graduated from The 
University of Virginia, 

Madison Heights, VA, has 
gone bock to school to work on 
her master's in middle school 
education. She is attending 
Lynchburg College ond will finish 
her certification this summer. 


Bagby lives in Arlington, VA, 
ond has opened a private 
proctice specializing in psycho- 
therapy for children and fami- 
lies Kathleen fmds it very dif- 
ferent and exciting. 
lives m Fountain Hills, AZ. She 
is busy taking core of her 
daughter, Claire, and son, 
Barron. Jane took a pottery 
class lost spring 
Smith and her husband, Dick, 
live in Cleveland, OH Marg- 
aret is a part-time nurse anes- 
thetist and full-time mother to 
their son, Richard, a busy three 
year old. 



lives in Richmond, VA She has 
two daughters, Virginia and 

MCMASTER Smith and her 
two children live in Leesburg, 
VA They live in a four-genera- 
tion household that includes 
Margaret's mother and grand- 

Speno her husband, David, 
and son, John, are living in At- 
lonta, GA, while David attends 
the seminary at Emory Lynn is 
a member of the Alumnae As- 
sociation Board of Directors 
PRESSLY Snyder and her 
husband, Howard, live in Rock 
f-lill, SC. Adele hos three sons 
and is expecting onother child. 




ANNE MERRY Bell is a 

drama specialist for K-5 and in- 
volved in a pilot program 
which introduces the orts in el- 
ementary schools. Anne soys it 
IS G wonderful challenge to try 
to integrate the arts ond aca- 
demics She IS also busy with tu- 
toring, theme party decorotions, 
and her family 
Byington and her husband 
live in Rome, GA Janet works 
for a low firm, and William is an 



Churchville, VA, is curator for 
the Woodrow Wilson Birth- 

place and Museum. Her hus- 
band, Frank, is an assistant 
professor of art at Mary Bold- 


is full-time mom to William 
Chase in McLean, VA She is 
active in the Junior League of 
Washington, her church, and 
community activities 



ond her husband, John, live m 
West Palm Beach, FL Cathy is 
busy with her children, Cothehne 
and Maggie, ond fund raising 
for their school 

DANA LECKIE is a regional re 
hobilitation monager for Conti- 
nental Resources and has bought 
o house in Lawrenceville, GA 
sells real estate m Lodue, MO 
Stuart spent a lot of time with 
ALICE McCAA Kelly, when 
she wos at Barnes hospital for 
a bone marrow transplant and 
soys, "we all miss her," 


Christovich, her husband, 
Michael, and new daughter, 
Michelle, live in New Orleans, 
LA Linda is a member of the 
Alumnae Association Board of 

Dent and her husband have 
adopted a daughter, Laurie 
Elizabeth Ann is still teaching 
port time ot the college in 
Ponomo City, FL, 
TERRY COLAW Kershner is 
a retail buyer ond lives in Hot 
Springs, VA She has a four 
year old son. Gentry. 
and her husband, Mark, live in 
Dallas, TX They have a daugh- 
ter. Laurel, nine, and a son, 
Blake, seven. Mark is o stock bro- 
ker for Smith Barney in Dallas. 
and her husband, David, have 
a two year old doughter. They 
live in Jacksonville, FL, where 
David works for First Union Na- 
tional Bonk. 

and her husband, Frank, live in 
Roanoke, VA They have two 
daughters: Elizabeth Keele, 
. two, and Carter Leigh, one 
and her husband, Scott, live in 
Tulsa, OK, ScoH is director of 
sales and marketing for TK In- 
ternational, on airline engine 
repair company. Shown is vol- 
unteering as a docent ot the 
Philbrook Museum of Art and 
raising two daughters: Katie, 
five, and Becky, two 


Passagaluppi lives m 
Toppohonnock, VA She is 
owner of McGuire Auto Rental 
and Leasing Inc in Richmond, 
VA Morv Alice SUSAN 
JONES Hendricks LISA 
BALLEW Bowen enioyeJ 
their "girl's weekend" in 
Sarasota, FL, in October, 
1 990 (See photo) SUSAN 
JONES Hendricks, of At 
lanta. GA, her husbond, Brett, 
and their children, Frank and 
Margaret, spent Christmas with 

Mary Alice and her husbond. 
"It's always great to get to- 
gether with MBC classmates!" 
GAYLE HOGG Wells and 

her husband, William, ore liv- 
ing on the island of Terceiro in 
the Azores, Portugal. Their 
son, William, was born Octo- 
ber 4, 1988. 



and her husband, Marshall, 
live in Severno Pork, MD 
They have fwo children. 
Morsholl, seven, and Ann Gor- 
don, three, Marshall is a systems 
analyst for United Stationeries 
of Troy, VA, and MARTHA 
GATES Gallo 78 rediscov- 
ered each other after more 
than ten yeors. They live in ad- 
joining counties and Morlean's 
son, Andrew, and Martha's 
daughter, Caroline, are good 

SUE LOLUS is active in the 
Houston, TX, alumnae chapter 

Mary Baldwin College class of 1976. Left to right. Susan 
Jones Hendricks, Elizabeth Hoefer Ward. Kathy Ballew 
Bowen, and Mary Alice Parrish Passagaluppi. 

serving as recruiting choir 
Lunsford remarried and lives 
in Lynchburg, VA. Vickie hos 
received master's degrees in 
English and counseling from 
Lynchburg College. Sne is on 
adjunct professor of English ot 
Central Virginia Community 
College, and managing editor 
of Lynchburg College's Agora , 
a journal in the Lynchburg Col- 
lege Symposium Readings pro- 
gram Her husband, Kern, is 
chairman of the Department of 
Foreign Languages and 
teaches Spanish at Lynchburg 
College. They also serve on 
the Council on Ministries as 
youth coordinators at their 
church, and Vickie is president 
of ihe Chancel Choir 
THOMPSON Tayloe re 
ceived an oword from the His- 
toric Preservolion Society of 
Greenville, SC, for restoring o 
70-year-old house. Kimbrough 
ono her husband, Ryol. hove 
three children. 



Ingle of Jasper AL .s a full 
iimc homemoker with three chil- 
dren: Will, eight. Stan, four, 
and Coroline, one. She is oc- 
Itve in community affoirs, her 
church, and is on the tennis 
leom ot her club, leonn re- 
members her yeor ol MBC as 
being very speciol. with all the 

77it' Mary Baldwin Mafiazme 23 

good times, as well as the edu- 
cation she received. 


Alexander and her husband, 
Mitchell, live in Brunswick, ME, 
with their children; Mark, four, 
and Beth, three months. 
Mitchell is assigned to the staff 
of the commander, Patrol Wing 
5, at the Naval Air Station, 
Brunswick, ME, 
her husband, Larry, their chil- 
dren, Mailory and Katherine, 
and Madoka, an exchange stu- 
dent from Japan, spent two 
weeks in June 1 990 on a 
camping trip to the Northwest 
Territories. They enjoy the 
country life at their home in 
Nas Lemoore, CA, and find it 
a safe and wholesome environ- 
ment in which to raise young 
and growing children. 
and her husband, Randall, live 
in Timonium, MD. Michelle is 
employed by Xerox Corpora- 
tion as the supplies region mar- 
keting manager for the coastal 

and her husband, Warren, 
have two children. Victoria 
Caroline is four years old, and 
Sarah Gordon is two years old. 
Sonia lives in Richmond, VA 
Montague of Richmond, VA, 
has been working since Janu- 
ary 1 99 ] for OH Magazine, a 
local weekly magazine serving 
Richmond and the vicinity. 
Suzanne is on account repre- 
sentative and a writer 
husbond, Mark, served in 
Saudi Arabia during the Gulf 
War. Their daughter, Megan, 
is now six years old and loves 
kindergarten. Their son, Gre- 
gory, is four and enjoys pre- 
school. Sheila co-writes the 
unit's newsletter and works 
with the battalion in supporting 
the wives of deployed Marines. 
They ore stationed at 29 Palms, 
CA, o marine base in the 
middle of the Mojove Desert, 
WINKLER of Richmond, VA, 
just completed a master's de- 
gree in social work at VCU. 
Wolven and her husband ore 
renovating a 1793 plantation. 
Reveille, in Chase City, VA. 
They hove two children, Chris- 
topher, two, and Katherine, 


Harrison and her husband, 
Edward, live in Alpharetto, 
GA, with their two children, 
Trip, three, and Blair, two. 
AMY HALL Jackson, her 
husband, Steven, and children; 
Tucker and Madelyn, live in 
Harrisonburg, VA. Steven is 
assistant principal ot 
Spotswood Elementary School. 
Kinniburgh, her husband, 
Mark, and their t-wo daughters, 
Annie and Mary, have moved 
to Fort Monroe, VA. Mark is 
teaching in the School of Cadet 

Vanderhout says life is v/on- 
derfull Ann and her husband. 

Greg, bought a house and 
moved in over Eoster weekend. 
Their daughter Taro Marie is 
six, and loves being in kinder- 
garten and riding the school 
bus. Greg works for Delaware 
Alcohol Beverage Control Com- 
mission, and Ann is a commer- 
cial warehousing coordinator 
for a United Van Lines agent in 
Newark. "With our new house 
and summer coming we are 
going to be busy, busy, busy 
with one project after another." 


CALHOUN of Foyetteville, 
NC, is serving in the LJ.S. 
Army. In April, she returned 
home after spending seven 
months in Saudi Arabia in Op- 
eration Desert Shield/Storm. 
She writes, "On Day Two of 
the ground war, I made four 
90-mile combat flights into 
Iraq. I survived four SCUD at- 
tacks in Daharain, and I am 
glad to be homel" 
Grayson and her husband, 
Patrick, returned to their home 
in Charleston, SC, which was 
damaged by Hurricane Hugo. 
LISA WRIGHT is marketing di- 
rector for Barracks Road Shop- 
ping Center in Charlottesville, 
VA. Lisa initiated cooperative 
advertising on the local televi- 
sion station. 


THERESA HALL Attwell and 

her husband, Evans, hove 
bought a house in Houston, TX. 
Theresa is busy with teaching 
first grade, the new house, Jun- 
ior League, and co-choiring the 
Houston alumnae chapter. 
Theresa helped organize on 
Old Dominion Day party and 
enjoys visiting with PAULA 
Grover is working on her 
master's degree in public ad- 
ministration and working full 
time. Margaret and her hus- 
band, Dan, are planning a 
summer holiday in Switzerland 
and Austria. 

her fourth year electives away 
from the Medical College of Vir- 
ginia in Pittsburg, PA, hospitals. 
McArthur is o project coordi- 
nator with Sun Micro Systems 
in Mountain View, CA. Chris- 
tine and her husband, Robert, 
hove a daughter, Christine 

Summers lives in Columbia, 
SC, and graduated from the 
University of South Carolina 
with a master's degree in busi- 
ness in August, 1 990. 



writes for Style Magazine and 
lives in Richmond, VA. 
living in San Dimos, CA, after 
two and a half years in China. 
"My job includes lots of travel- 
ing and roconlly I've visited 
Smith, LISA DERBY 88, 
Armstrong, CATHERINE 


operations manager for a tem- 
porary service and has moved 
to Fairhope, AL. 
a student at Howard Pharmacy 
school in Washington, DC. 
her husband, Robbie, ore re- 
modeling a house in Orange, 
VA. Milindo teaches kinder- 
garten, and Robbie works ot 
the Department of Forestry in 
Chorlottesville, VA. 
and her husband have just pur- 
chased a home in Atwoter, 

Sowers and her husband, Ri- 
chard, live in Toms Brook, VA. 
Their daughters Megan and 
Allison ore three and one 
and her husband, o captain in 
the USAF, are now stationed at 
Wright Patterson Air Force 
Base in Dayton, OH. "In No- 
vember of 1 989 we were 
blessed with a very special little 
girl, Jessica Lauren Thornes. 
Jessica was born with a severe 
heart defect and has under- 
gone several heart sugeries. 
We are very proud and happy 
to say she is doing GREAT!" 
ANNE WARE ,s a benefits co 
ordinator for Hunton and Wil- 
liams and lives in Richmond, VA. 



o budget/management analyst 
in the Roanoke City Office of 
Management, Roanoke, VA, 
and graduated from Hollins 
College in October 1 990 with 
a Master of Art degree. 
the mortgage department at Se- 
curity First Federal in Doytono 
Beach, FL. Ellen is also work- 
ing toward o degree in physi- 
cal therapy. 


Batdorf and her husband, 
Mork, live in New Windsor, 
MD. Jodee is a student at the 
University of Baltimore Law 
School and works at Turf Val- 
ley Hotel and Country Club as 
a manager. Mark is a chef at 
Side Streets Restaurant in Old 
EllicotI City, MD. 
paralegal with the law firm of 
Holcomb and Pettit P. A, in 
Charlotte, NC. 
Dawson and her husband, 
Michael, who serves in the 
Navy, ore stationed at VQ-2 in 
Rota, Spain. They are enjoy- 
ing life in Spain and all the ex- 
periences it brings. 
Gauldin, her husband, and 
two children live in 
Waynesboro, VA. They ore 
building a new house. 
lonta, GA, is an atcouni execu- 
tive with Turner Broadcasting 

LAURA RUHL O'Dell and 
her husband, Charles, are liv- 
ing in Chapel Hill, NC, while 
he attends graduate school. 
Laura teaches algebra at 
Ravonscroft School in Raleigh, 

Silver Spring, MD, and works 
for the Food and Drug Adminis 
tration. She is single and en- 
joying life. 

and her husband, Sigborgn, live 
in Raleigh, NC. Laura works for 
the Roleigh Chamber of Com- 
merce, and Sigborgn is a pilot. 
ceived her master's degree in 
history from the University of 
Maryland and graduated from 
the University of Maryland 
School of Low in May 1991 
LIAMS and her husband, 
Chris, live in Charlotte, NC. 
Claire works with a personnel 
company and as a fitness in- 
structor at the YMCA. Chris 
works at on investment bonk. 



low school in Richmond, VA. 
FLAGLER Black and her hus- 
band, Tom, live in Orlando, FL. 
Holly is the promotions director 
of an Orlando radio station, 
Q96/WHTQ FM. Tom is the 
project manager and the market- 
ing executive for Dunn Construc- 
tion Company's office in Or- 

ing in Dallas, TX, and working to- 
ward a doctoral degree in coun- 
seling from East Texas State. 
South Miami, FL, teaches spe- 
cial education in Liberty City, 
FL, and has nearly completed 
her master's degree. 
JOANNE REICH spent sev 
eral months in Tarpon Springs, 
FL, after returning from the 
Jerusalem Disabled Childrens 
Centre. Joanne is now living 
and working at the World Stu- 
dent Christian Federation in 
Hong Kong. Joanne soys, "The 
Middle East was an experience 
I'll never forget." 
lives in Foyetteville, NC. She 
wonts to thank everyone who 
has called and written to show 
their love and support while 
her husbond has been in Saudi 
Arabia. Lisa spent Thanksgiv- 
ing with MEG HARTLEY 
Buchanan, New Year's Eve 
with MARY CHESS Donald 
'87, Valentine's Day with 
tended a Paul Simon concert 
with MEG. "Heinson and Day 
do a belter version of Cecilia." 
Lisa writes ads for Belk, ond 
says, "They've given me a li- 
cense to pun I" 



has moved to Portland, OR, to 
complete her Ph.D. in genetics. 
teaching kindergarten in 
Amelia, VA. 

AMY DIXON is now working 
for First Union Home Equity 
Corporation in Roanoke, VA. 
and her husband. Rick, live in 
Clarksville, VA, and work for 
Gupton Insulation Co., Inc. 
is an application specialist for In- 
telligent Solutions, a firm that sells 
and services computer systems to 
the House and Senate. Froncee, 
her husband. Brad, and their 
cocker spaniel, Dexter, live in Al- 

24 August 1991 

sxandria, VA Francee also 
leaches a kindergarten doss at 
Christ Church and says the kids 
are great. 



employed by the County of 
Northampton Planning and 
Zoning Office on the Eastern 
Shore of Virginia 
appointed |unior art director at 
Bockel, Schwager and Young 
,n Atlanta, GA 
Oemers and Bnon live in Fort 
Worth, TX She is teaching kin 
dergorlen and working on her 
master's degree at the Univer 
sity of Texas 

working in the field of medical 
technology in Charlottesville, 

ing at BSA Advertising in 
Londover, MD, ond "looking 
for an affordable place to live 
in Washington, DC " Marg- 
aret spends a great deal of 
time With KAYE ROLLIN '91, 
MAHOOD IS teaching three, 
four, and five year olds in the 
Head Start Program at 
Woddel! Elementary School in 
Lexington, VA 

C Jones Fellow at the 
Cooperstown Graduate Program 
in Cooperstown, NY 
LORI WOOD is studying for 
the CPA exam and working for 
Arthur Anderson & Company 
in the audit divison in Rich 
mond, VA 


USA ROWLAND Whitbeck '70 and Frank: a daughter, Selby 

Rowland, Moy 4, 1990 

BLAINE KINNEY Johnson 75 and Steven: a daughter, Drew 
Elizabeth Alice, January 27, 1991 . 

KAREN MCCONNEL Daniel 76 and Fred: o son, Nalhon 
Edwards, January 3, 1990 

ELIZABETH GROVE Sayers 76 a son, Richard Yates, November 
16, 1990 

LINDA HINRICHS Christovich '77 and Michoel: a daughter, 
Michelle Mossy, August 15, 1990. 

ANN ROSS CALHOUN Dent '77 ond Williom: adopted a daugh- 
ter, Laurie Elizabeth, February 23, 1990. 
LETIA MCDANIEL Drewry 78 and Joe: a daughter, Elisobelh 
Alexandria. July 25, 1990 

MARY LETHA WARREN Jellnek '79 and Edward: o doughler, 
Mary Elizabeth, December 27, 1990. 

REBECCA GRAHAM Talbot '80: a son, Parker Benjomin, March 5, 

LYNNE MYERS Rowlings '80 o son, Jeffery Blone, August 31, 

CAROLYN DEW Gruensfelder '80 and Christopher: o daughter, 
Caroline Elizabeth, December, 8, 1990. 

PATSY K. THORNLEY 'SO and Thomas: a daughter, Kormy, July 2, 

NANCY PRICE Porter '81 and Mark: a son. 
PEGGY CAMPBELL VAUGHN '81 and William: a daughter, 
Windsor Lamb, January 16, 1991 

SUSAN WINN PRICE Sams 81 : a daughter, Laurel Annette, 
December 1, 1990 

SUZANNE HAUSER Weiss '82 a son, Scott Daniel, February 20, 

ELIZABETH HUMPHREY Atkinson 82 and Matt a daughter, 
Kathleen Elizabeth, March 23, 1991. 

AMY HALL Jackson '82 and Steven: o daughter, Madelyn 
Kathleen, June 6, 1990 

LORETTA VIGIL Tabb '83 and John: a daughter, Angela Godwin, 
January 16, 1991 

CHRISTINE CAMPBELL McArthur '84 and Robert: a daughter, 
Elizabeth, July 17, 1989 

MAURA KELLEY Higginbotham '85 and Tom: □ daughter, Julia 
Elizabeth, May 23, 1990 
MILINDA WELCH May '85 and Robert: o daughter, Katherine 

Butler, Marrh 20 1991 

ROBIN MCMURPHY Nelson 85 and Sam: a baby 

DONNA BYRUM Towers 85 a son, Beniamin, Morch 28, 1990. 

MARGARET COLEMAN Billings '85 a son, David Price, January 

1, 1991 

BARBARA (PEACHES) BUSH Curtis '85 and Gory: a daughter, 

Artmique, March I 1, 1990 

SUSAN EVERLY Cummings '87: a daughter, Alexandria Ryan. 

SUSAN SEYMOUR Chester 87 and Timothy: a daughter, Mary 

Katherine, December 13. 1990. 

Mattie Mitchell, daughter of 
Valerie Lund Mitchell '74. 
News of their adopted 
daughter's birth came to 
Valerie ar)d Andy Mitchell 
while Valerie was on 
campus for the 1 989 Fall 
Leadership weekend. 

Susan Musser '88 (on rightj attended the wedding of Kathleen 
Carter Sale '89 to John Ignatius Shannon, III, on January 1 9, 
1991, in Norfolk, VA. Also pictured is Andrea Oldham 
Anderson '89. 


In the last issue of the maga 
zine, we printed a com. 
ment from Margaret De 
Mund Banta '33, who 
wrote that her class was the 
first to graduate after four 
years at Mory Baldwin 
College. She is correct 
From 1923 to 1929, the 
name of our school was 
"Mary Baldwin College 
and Seminary," so the class 
thot entered in the fall of 
1929 ond graduated in 
1933 was the first to do so 
after four years of study 
after the name was 
changed to "Mary Bald- 
win Colleqe." 


In last issue's"Class Notes," 
Anne Munn Bailey was sur 
prised to learn that she had 
moved to Newcomb, Mas 
sochusetts. "I think I still live 
in Michigan," Anne wrote, 
"unless you know something 
I don't." To set the record 
straight, Anne lives in 
Ypsilanti, Michigan. 


ANN CLARK QUINLEN '64 to Charles R. Jordan, May 7, 1990. 
ELIZABETH FORE '71 to Daniel Keatinge, November 17, 1990 
JANET F. GRIFFIN 75 to William W Byington, December 1989. 
MARGARET SUSAN SIMMONS '79 to Kyle Richard Burnett, March 
23. 1991 

VICKI ANNE THOMAS Updike 79 to Dr Kern L. Lunsford 
PAMELA ROACH 80 to Lamar Voight, May 26, 1990. 
WENDY PFAUTZ '82 to Robert C. Blomberg, September 1990. 
MARILYN LEIGH HUGHES '84 to Charles Francis Allan, October 7, 

1 990 

LAUREL RECKER 85 to Greg Mathews, November 3, 1990. 

SANDRA GAYLE GILLIAM '87 to Kirk Emmanuel Irby, February 9, 


HOLLAND (HOLLY) FLAGLER 88 to Thomas M. Black, Jr, Septem- 
ber 8 1 900 
KAREN DENISE GRIFFIN 88 to Robert Christian Flikeid, Morch 9, 


JENNIFER ANN HOFMEISTER '90 to Sean Holberg, March 2, 



MABEL STOTT Gardner 19 






LUCY LEWIS Deerin 38 

JANET CLINE Harmon 41 







Margaret R. Von Clief Former Trustee 

Orme N. Wilson, Jr Advisory Board of Vistors 

Richmond, VA, was the site of the November 1 8. 1 989, 
wedding of Kimberly Caroline Schalow '89 to Russell Spencer 
Sloane VMI '88. Left to right: Valerie Skinner '90, Jennifer 
Johnson '89. Beth Carreras '90, Susan Hyatt '90. Kimberly 
Caroline Schalow '89, Michele Schalow '86, Francee Moore 
Preston '89, Mary Kay Schorn Stainback '76, and Karin 
Whitt '88. 

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Ivl ""^^ Baldwin College's travel-study programs - in 
■Z ' i-Central Asia, Japan, England, Ireland, and other 
far flung spots - win rave reviews. "It was one of the 
high points of my life," says Bea Tharp of Lexington, Vir- 
ginia, a veteran roamer who joined two of Mary Baldwin 
College's travel-study experiences, in Ireland and Central 

"This was the best organized trip I've been on," ad- 
vises Margaret Barrier '50, "and I've traveled quite a lot." 
Don Wells, director of continuing education, who has 
led many of the College's trips, reports, "The programs 
are true travel-study, not merely gawking. We include 
time to savor, to learn, to enjoy.. .and you don't spend ev- 
ery night in a different bed!" 

AH the voyagers interviewed for this article sang 
praises for everything from the itinerary to the leaders to 
their fellow ramblers. Lots of colleges offer travel-study 
programs, but they don't produce the same results. 
What's different about Mary Baldwin College's offer- 

Perhaps most important, the College's programs are 
not offered to the general public, so all the leaders and 
adventurers are "members of the family" - alumnae, 
adult students, faculty and staff, and their relatives and 
friends - not a mix of miscellaneous strangers. The 
College's extended family warmly welcomes members' 
friends and acquaintances, too. "We offer true Virginia 
hospitality, true Mary Baldwin hospitality, around the 
world," claims Don Wells. 

"Mary Baldwin College's excellence in this field is no 
accident," Wells insists. "Traveling with Mary Baldwin 
is special, because our trips are different. We make sure 
it's not a "touristy" deal. Because we don't rush people 
from place to place on a checklist, we can build in free 
time for individual exploring. We design every trip our- 
selves, so we can provide quality - not fashionable desti- 
nations, but events that put our travelers in touch with 
the real spirit of the country. 

"We're flexible, so we can take advantage of opportu- 
nities for adventures and special pleasures that crop up 
at every turn. Our surprises turn out to be the things we 
all enjoy the most." Wells says of his traveling compan- 
ions, "The people are the best thing. Somehow we draw 
wonderful, compatible, interesting people.. .and no com- 

Mary Baldwin's nomads confirm Wells' claims, even 
if they begin their journeys alone. Bea Tharp's husband, 
a tutor in the College's Adult Degree Program, "...had his 
travel provided by Uncle Sam." Now that Bea and her 
husband are both retired, he urges her to travel without 
him. She took and elderly aunt along to Ireland, for a 
dream trip to "the old country," but signed on for Central 
Asia by herself. 

More than a year later, Bea still corresponds with a 
dozen people who became friends on that ody.sscy. "Al- 
though we came from all over the country, we were all 
congenial, and our diversity lent another dimension to 
the trip," she reports. Margaret Barrier had a similar ex- 

perience on "A Literary Pilgrimage to England," led by 
MBC President Cynthia H. Tyson and Don Wells. "It's 
the only trip I've ever been on where everybody was con- 
genial all the time," she marvels. 

Margaret especially enjoyed traveling with folks of all 
ages. Her group included Margaret Hawkins Oosterman 
'70 and her husband Carl, and their children Brian and 
Beth; Barbara Craft Hemphill '68 and her daughter 
Rachel, then a college student, now studying at Oxford 
University; Jane Duke '82, a graduate student; and alum- 
nae sisters Katharine See '27 and Ruth See '31 . 

"The trip made me proud to be a Mary Baldwin 
graduate!" Margaret Barrier noted. "The Mary Baldwin 
alumnae on the trip proved that over many years our 
graduates share interests that were encouraged at the 
College. They are continuing to learn." 

Many Mary Baldwin trekkers have traveled exten- 
sively with other groups. Bea Tharp has traveled with 
other colleges, but found her Mary Baldwin trip espe- 
cially interesting, since it took in seldom-visited places 
and was housed in "typically Russian" accommodations, 
rather that in tourist havens. 

Barbara and Rachel Hemphill especially valued the 
background lectures. Barbara said she found Professor 
Emerita of History Dr. Patricia Menk "as fascinating as 
ever." Best of all, through the trip Rachel shared a spe- 
cial part of her mother's experiences at Mary Baldwin 

In fact, all the travelers interviewed praised their lec- 
turers and the personal, intimate quality of their presen- 
tations. Bea Tharp found that Professor Robert Lafleur 
and Don Wells had an outstanding knowledge of Central 
Asia and shared it in interesting ways. President Tyson's 
lectures were one of the joys of Margaret Barrier's jour- 
ney. "The other speakers were great, too, especially Jane 
Duke '82, who is a specialist on William Wordsworth," 
she added. 

Don Wells, who retired July 1, will continue to lead 
travel-study groups, as will Associate Dean Virginia R. 
Francisco '64, who takes over many of Don's duties. In 
September, both accompany the College's next expedi- 
tion, "Passages to the People's Republic of China." De- 
tails of travel-study in Bali and England in 1992 are de- 
scribed on the next page. 

Tentative plans for 1992-93 include trips to Wales, led 
by Associate Professor Roderic Owen, himself a son of 
Wales; Japan, led by Gwendolyn E. Walsh, recently re- 
tired associate professor of physical education; and En- 
glish gardens and country houses, led by Dr. Linda 
Halpern, sister of Alumnae Activities Director Crista R. 
Cabe. Dr. Halpern is assistant professor of art history at 
James Madison University. Her doctoral study focused 
on gardens and their history as works of art. 

Should you join a Mary Baldwin College travel-study 
excursion? "Absolutely," says Ginny Francisco. "We do 
it better than anybody, because we design every detail 
especially for the College's extended family. You are es- 
pecially invited, so don't leave home without Mary Baldwin!" 

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26 AujfusI 1991 



Incredifik journeys: 

^ary 'Baldtim Cotkge 
Travet - Study Trograms 



li'BCtravd- Study Trofam 1992 

Open to alumnae and their families, friends of 
MBC, and interested adults who want the advan- 
tages of travel and learning 


'The Culture of 'Bali ami lava 

Four nights in the cultural centers of Ja\'a, nine 
nights in Bali based in bungalows at the Bali Cul- 
tural Center of UBUD, with the final night and a 
free day in Singapore. A once-in-a-lifetime experi- 
ence of glorious art, architecture, and beautiful Ba- 
linese dancing in the unforgettable setting of this 
world famous island. A very special trip designed 
and directed by Don Wells, former director of con- 
tinuing education and special programs at Mary 
Baldwin College. 

the bard's plays. Visit London sights and venture 
out of London to Hampton Court, where Henry 
VIII courted Anne Boleyn, and Windsor Castle, 
founded by William the Conqueror and still a 
royal residence. Led by Dr. Virginia R. Francisco, 
professor of theatre and associate dean. Available 
for academic credit by arrangement with the pro- 

^ay 28- June 8 

!A Literary 'Pilgrimage to 'Engfand 

Apni23May 4 

London Showtime! 

Savor eight days in 
historic London, and 
see five contempi>rarv 
and classical shows in 
this world capital of 
Fnglish-speaking the- 
atre. Travel bv private 
coach for two davs in 
Straltord-upon-A\on, charming county town, 
Shakespeare's birthplace, and home of the Royal 
Shakespeare Companv, where you'll see one of 

A repeat of the very 
successful 1990 trip 
with MBC President 
Cvnthia Tvson. Di- 
rected by Dr. Virginia 
Francisco, with infor- 
mal talks by Dr. Tyson 
on Chaucer, the Bronte 
Sisti Is, W oidsw orth, Shakespeare, and Jane 
Austen, Participants will travel in a deluxe 
mi>torcoach to Canterbury, Cambridge, York, the 
Lake District, Shrewsbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, 
the Cotswolds, Bath, Salisbury, and Stonehenge — 
the very heart of England in the beauty of June. 

All trips include round-trip economy air fare on 
scheduled airlines, first-class hotels with twin-bed- 
ded accommodations (single supplement avail- 
able), admission fees to scheduled events. SPACE 
IS STRICTLY LIMITED and confirmations given 
on a first-come, first-served basis. A. 





'<3rta TifW ad farm 


The Mary Biililu'ni MHj^itzine 

Sesquicentennial Celebration 1991-1992 

Campus Events 

Nancy F. Cott 

Women's History 
Scholar to Present 
Founders' Day Address 

Nancy F. Cott, one of America's foremost scfiolars in the field of 
women's fiistory, will present ttie address during Mary Baldwin's annual 
Founders' Day Convocation on Fnday, October 4, 1991. Dr. Cott is 
currently Stanley Woodward Professor of History and Amencan Studies at 
Yale University. 

Dr. Cott has been instrumental in defining the field of women's history 
through her books, articles, and reviews. She has written about the history 
of women and the family in the United States from the colonial era to 1 900 
in Root of Bitterness: Documents of llie Social History of American Women 
and Tlie Bonds of Womantiood: "Woman's Spfiere" in New England, 1780 
-1835. Her 1987 work, Ttie Grounding of Modern Feminism, offered aview 
of feminism during the early part of the 20th century. Her latest book, A 
Woman Making History: Mary Ritter Beard Through Her Letters, was 
published earlier this year by Yale University Press. 

Dr. Cott holds a B.A. from Cornell University, where she majored in 
history, and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University, where she studied history 
of American civilization. Before going to Yale in 1975, she taught at 
Wheaton College, Clark University and Wellesley College. At Yale, she 
has held joint appointments in the history department and the American 
Studies Program and is currently director of graduate studies in the 
American Studies Program. j(_ 


1 1 :00 A.M. Founders' Day Convocation 

Senior Investiture 

Speaker: Dr. Nancy F. Cott, professor of history and 

American studies, Yale University 

Student Activity Center 

12:30 P.M. Lunch 

2:30 P.M. Panel Discussion 

"Women Considered: Myttis and Realities" 
Moderator: Martha Aasen McMullan '51 with alumnae 
panelists who represent vahous career fields. 
Francis Auditorium (reception following) 

8:00 P.M. Musical Performance 

Robert Allen and Riley Haws, members of music faculty. 
Francis Auditorium (reception following) 

Theatrical Performance 

Two one-act plays: "Sticky Revelations" 
by Bette Allan Collins,'61 ; 
"A Voice of My Own" by Elinor Jones. 
Fletcher Collins Theatre 

Dedication of Hill Top 

SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 25, 1991 

A Special Exhibit from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, "A 
Share of Honour: Virginia Women, 1600 - 1945. " Hunt Gallery, Lyda B. 
Hunt Dining Hall 

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1992 

Oratorio, based on the Book of Ruth and written by Frances Thompson 

McKay '69. Trinity Episcopal Church, Staunton 

FRIDAY, MAY 22 - SUNDAY, MAY 24, 1992 
Commencement and Homecoming 1992 

OCTOBER 1992 - Date to be announced 
Founders' Day Convocation 

Presentation of Sesquicentennial Awards 

For information about on-campus events, please write or call: 

William C. Pollard 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton, VA 24401 


28 August 1991 


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This attractive volume of contemporary and 
archival photographs will be offered to alumnae 
and friends of the College through a special 
mailing directly from Harmony House sometime 
in the fall All orders and billing for the 
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Mary Hill Cole, assistant professor of history, partici- 
pated in the NEH Humanities Institute summer program 
on "Ceremony and Text in the Renaissance." The program 
was directed by Professor Thomas M. Greene at the Folger 
Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. 

Carrie Douglass, assistant professor of sociology, pre- 
sented a paper, "Rural and Urban Symbols in National 
Identity in Spain," at the American Ethnological Society 
meeting in Charleston, SC, March 14-16. The theme of the 
meeting was "Nations and Peoples: Aspects and Implica- 
tions of Identity." 

Martha Evans, professor of French and coordinator of 
women's studies, presented a paper, "The Hysteria Cover- 
up in Contemporary France," at the University of Califor- 
nia — Santa Cruz. Dr. Evans has also completed translation 
of a book from French to English by Leon Chertok and 
Isabeile Stengers, A Critique of Psydiommlytic Rmson, to be 
published by Stanford University Press in 1992. In addi- 
tion, she has been re-appointed to a two-year term on the 
editorial board of the Modern Language Association. 

Stevens Garlick, ADP Charlottesville, traveled during 
the summer to the University of Guadalajara to speak to 
Mexican business leaders on the prospects for export trade 
to a united Germany and the emerging free-market democ- 
racies of Eastern Europe. 

"Under the Common Skin," a poem by Joseph Garri- 
son, professor of EngMsh, was recently accepted for publi- 
cation in Theology Today. 

Michael Gentry, assistant professor of mathematics, 
participated in a panel review and evaluation of proposals 
submitted to the UndergraduateCurriculum Development 
in Calculus Program in Washington, D.C, March 21-23. 
Panel members are selected by the National Science Foun- 
dation and are drawn from the engineering and mathemat- 
ics communities. 

James Harrington, director of ADP, and Susan Green, 
ADP Richmond, recently published an articleabout ADP in 
Virf^inia Review, a journal sent to all state offices, agencies 
and legislators. Their article titled "Serving Virginia's 
Adult Learners and Improving our Work Force" appeared 
in a special education, health and human service supple- 

Kenneth Keller, professor of history, has an essay titled 
"What Is Distinctive about the Scotch-Irish?" published in 
Appalachian Frontiers— Settlement, Society, and Develop- 

ment in the Preindustrial Era, edited by Robert D. Mitchell 
The collection is published by the University Press o 

Judy Klein has had two papers accepted for publica- 
tion. "From Inheritance to Statistical Series: The Concep- 
tual Development of the Autoregressive Stochastic Pro- 
cess" has been accepted for Perspectives in the Histon/ oj 
Economic Thought, Vol. 8, to be published in December 1 991 
"Moving Averages" has been accepted for The Encyclopedic 
of Business Cycles, Panics, Crises and Depressions, to be pub- 
lished in December 1991. She also presented a paper, 
"Restless Capital and Moving Averages," at the June meet- 
ing of the History of Economics Society in College Park 

Lynne Lonnquist, ADP Roanoke, presented a paperj 
"Health Value and Gender in Predicting Health Protective 
Behavior," for the Southern Sociological Society meeting in 
Atlanta, GA, April 12-14. 

James McCrory, associate professor of education made 
a presentation and served on a panel at the Virginia Asso- 
ciation of Colleges for Teacher Education conference held 
at the University of Richmond. The topic was John Goodlad's 
postulates proposed in his "Education of Educators" study., 

Lesley Novack presented the paper, "Gender Relations' 
in College Students" at the Gender Studies Symposium 
sponsored by Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. 

Jeff Overholtzer, adjunct instructor of communications, 
received a first place award for excellence in page design at 
the February Virginia Press Association meeting. 

Pam Richardson, ADP Roanoke, published an article 
co-authored with Dr. Samuel Kellams of The University ol 
Virginia. Their article titled "Tomorrow'sTeachers Today" 
appeared in the Fall 1990 issue of Teacher Educators Jour- 
nal. The editor of that journal is Judy Godwin, ADP, 

Shari Shull, adjunct instructor of music, performed a 
solo organ recital at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in 
Lynchburg, VA, March 17. Shari was participating in the 
inaugural series on the church's new Taylor and Boody 
mechanical action organ. She also presented a similar 
recital at the First Presbyterian Church in Huron, OH, on 
May 3 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of that church's 

Ashton Trice, assistant professor of psychology, pub- 
lished an article titled "Faculty Survey Response Rate and 
Recent Publication History," in Pst/diologi/, A joiirnnl of 
Hnnmn Behavior. Dr, Trice also presented a paper, "College- 
bound adolescents' perceptions of scientists and scientific 
occupations," at the 157th annual meeting of the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science, February, 18, 
1991. "Faculty Survey Rate and Recent Publica- 
tion History" by Dr. Trice and Anne Burnley has been 
published in Psychology, A journal of Human Behavior. 

John Wells, associate professor of sociology, chaired a 
session, "Music: Bohemianism and Subcultural Expres- 
sion," and presented a paper, "The Enduring Legacy of the 
Beat Generation," at the Popular Culture Association meet- 
ing in San Antonio, TX, March 27-30. 

Bill Winter, assistant professor of computer science, 
presented a classroom tutorial, "Using DrawPerfect 1.1 
C;raphics Capabilities," at the South Central Small College 
Computing Conference in Austin, TX, April 12-13. jf_ 

30 August 1997 

Patricia Westhaf er 
Receives Mednick 

Patricia Westhafer, associate professor of education, 
has received a Mednick Fellowship for research and 
advanced study- The award is one of 1 5 made to faculty 
of Virginia private colleges through the Maurice L. 
Mednick Memorial Fund. The announcement of Dr. 
Westhafer's award was made this spring by the Virginia 
Foundation of independent Colleges. ^ 

Patricia Weslhafer 

Six Faculty and 
Staff Retire 

Six members of the Mary Baldwin College commu- 
nity retired on July 1, 1991. They are faculty members 
Dr. Mary T. Echols and Dr. Mary D. Irving and staff 
members Bettie Beard, Herbert Jones, Marian Venev 
and Don Wells. 

Professor of Art Mary T. Echols, who recei\ed the 
1990-91 Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence 
and Campus Leadership Award, came to MI5C in 1968. 
She received her Ph.D. from The University of Virginia 
and has served as president of the Staunton Fine Arts 
Association and as a member of its Board of Trustees. At 
the time of her retirement. Dr. Echols directed MBC'sart 

Professor of Education Mary D. Irving joined the 
staff of MBC in 1966. She received her doctoral degree 
from The University of Virginia and has served as an 
educational consultant for New York publishers Ginn 
and Conipanv A noted author. Dr. Irving is a member 
of the International Reading Association, the National 
Reading Council, and numerous other educational as- 

Bettie Beard, associate registrar, had been with Marv 
Baldwin for 26 vears when she retired. During her years 
of service, Bettie worked with such memorable admin- 
istrators as John B. Daffin and Marguerite Hillhouse. 
She is a graduate of Dunsmore Business College. 

Herbert Jones of Physical Plant came to Mary Bald- 
win in 1*^53. And as someone said, he painted "miles 
and miles of Marv Baldwin Ci>llego" before he retired 
this spring. 

Lett to rij;/i(, Barbara hmdy Roh'rk '7i, president of the Atwnme Aaocialion: Marion Vi'iify; Dt"; Ui. 
Betty Beard: Mary Echoh: and Mary Iwing. Not pictured: Herlxrt jonci. 

Marian Veney, a familiar face to manv, joined the 
College in 1957 as a switchboard operator. At the time 
i>f her retirement, she was Supervisor of Student Ser- 

Don Wells, director of continuing education, came 
to M BC in 1 98 1 . He received a master of science degree 
from the University of Tennessee and a master's in 
theology from Bob Jones University. He has done 
graduate work at the University of California at Berkley 
and Columbia University. Wells has served as a U.S. 
representative of the International Congress for the 
Scientific Study of Mental Retardation, Copenhagen, 
Denmark, and as a senior Fulbright professor at the 
University of Rome, Italy, lie came to MBC from the 
staff of Western State Hospital in Staunton. Virginia, 
where he was a clinical social worker. ^ 

Tlh' Miiry BitttUvin Magitzine 37 

O'Wary Baldwin College is among the first participating 
institutions in a new program of residencies for writers called the 
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writing Fellows program. The 
noted writer Lavonne Mueller will be on the Mary Baldwin 
campus October 27 through November 1 5 and will participate in 
writing workshops, give readings, and work with individual 
students and faculty members. She will also work with groups 
in the Staunton community. Assistant Professor of English Rich- 
ard Plant is campus coordinator for the program. 

Lavonne Mueller is a playwright who has taught play writing 
at Hunter College, Columbia, Skidmore, Muhlenberg, and the 
University of Iowa. She is the winner of grants and awards from 
NEA, Fulbright, NEH, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Her 
plays include Only Woman General, Colette in Love, Breaking the 
Prairie Wolf Code, Little Victories, and many others. Her play 
Letters to a Daughter from Prison is about Indira Gandhi and has 
been performed in India. Ms. Mueller's works range from using 
her own experiences as an army brat to the experiences of pioneer 
women and historical characters. She has helped women in 
prison in turning their own experiences into drama. 

The Writing Fellows program is made possible by the Lila 
Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and is administered by the 
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The pur- 
pose of the program is to stimulate greater appreciation of the 
written word through interaction with the best of contemporary 
writers. This is the largest national program bringing writers to 
campuses, and will involve 58 colleges over a four-year period. 
The participating schools are private, liberal-arts colleges that 
are cultural centers for their communities. Ms. Mueller will 
return to Mary Baldwin College for at least one more week. 

The Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund is committed to 
strengthening the growth and appreciation of American culture 
in the 20th century. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship 
Foundation isanonprofitorganization dedicated toexcellencein 

Mary Baldwin College 
Elderhostel Programs Fall 1991 

OCTOBER 6 - 12 


John Mehner, emeritus professor of biology, Mary Baldwin 

FROM VINE TO WINE TO DINE: Appreciating Wine and Cheeses 
Erwin Bohmfalk, owner of The Purple Foot, popular 
Waynesboro, Virginia, restaurant and wine shop 

Shirley Rawley, associate professor of communications, 
Mary Baldwin College 

OCTOBER 13 - 19 

Katharine Brown, director of the Woodrow Wilson Mu- 
seum and Birthplace; Robert Lafluer, associate professor oi 
history (ADP), Mary Baldwin College; Pat Menk, emeritus 
professor of history, Mary Baldwin College 

OCTOBER 20 - 26 

Robert Lafluer, associate professor of history (ADP), Mary 
Baldwin College 


FAMILY HISTORY: Beyond Geneology 

Katharine Brown, director of the Woodrow Wilson Mu- 
seum and Birthplace 


Roderic Owen, associate professor of philosophy (ADP) 

Robert Lafluer, associate professor of history (ADP) 

NOVEMBER 17 - 23 

JohnE.McMurry, director of the spiritual center, St. Mary's- 
Seminary and University, Baltimore 


Ann McCIeary, curator of the Museum of American Fron- 
tier Culture, Staunton, Virginia 



Roderic Owen, associate professor of philosophy (ADP) 

James D. Lott, dean of the College and professor of English 
ART YOU CAN WALK ON: Oriental Rues 

Munir S. Eways, owner of Salem E. Eways, an oriental rug 

store in Charlottesville, Virginia 

Fall participahls in Mary Baldwin'.s Elderhostel programs will stay 
in McClung Residence Hall. Cost is $260 per person for six nights. The 
fw iiuludf.s all meals, classes, and field trips. 

All registrations arc handled by Elderhostel , Inc., For informa- 
tion and to be included on Elderhostcl's mailing list, please write 
Elderhostel, Inc., 75 Federal St., Boston, MA 02110. 

August 1991 




Stuunton, V.A. 

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The Anniversary Spread 

pread the News. . . 

I lam and lain, \'i)ur tawrite campus mascots, still 
tnnd guard at tlu' tront ot the Administration Building, 
's ouV 1 5l)th anni\ersary year at Mary Baldwin College 
nd we're celebrating in fine style. Fi\'e years ago, the 
ollege embarked on a multi-million dollar Sesquicen- 
jnnial Campaign, the largest and most comprehensive 
1 our historv. Originally the goal was $23 million, but, 
■ecause of tremendous response, we increased it to $35 
lillion. And, as we near the end of theCampaign, we're 
elighted to report to you that we are close to meeting 
hat ambitious goal. 

.50 Reasons to Celebrate. . . 

Support has been o\ erwhi'lming. Major donors and 
;nindationsha\econtributed in an unprecedented way, 
nd an anonymous alumna has committed $13.4 million 
o the College, one of the largest single donations by an 
,lumna ever to a Southern woman's college. Equally 
;enerous donations of time and effort have come from 
ampaign leaders and \'c)lunteers. 

We do ha\'e k>ts to celebrate. To date, we have raised 
iver $34 million for the Sesquecentennial Campaign, 
illowing us to substantially increase endowments for 
acuity support and innovative academic programs, 
ind tti restore some of our fine old buildings and con- 

struct a brand new student center. I he (. ampaign will 
enable us to expand our traditions of the last 130 years 
into the new centur\- and a new educational era. 

150 Reasons to Give. . . 

We want to make our sesquicentennial year the 
biggest year ever for annual giving, and continue that 
tradition for the next 130 years! Annual giving is the 
most important thing vou can do for Mary Baldwin 
College. Hach year, your gift and others like it under- 
write all aspects of the College's ongoing operations. 
Your donations are also applied to faculty salaries, 
financial aid for students, the purchase of new equip- 
ment and maintenance of the campus, and even the 
polish to keep I lam and Jam shining brightly. 

Give $150 More. . . 

Spread your bread. This year, for Mary Baldwin's 
Sesquicentennial Celebration and the final year of the 
Campaign, we're asking for a special pledge to the 
.Annual Fund. If you'\e never given to the Annual 
Fund, please give S150, or increase your most recent 
Annual Fund gift by $150 in celebration of our 150th 
year! Your participation can ensure the success of the 
Campaign and a bright future for the next generations of 
Marv Baldwin students 


(Ces! 1 want to share in Marv Baldwin's Anni\ersary Spread! 

Enclosed is my gift oi $ 

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